“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fountain Valley in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Courreges Ranch

Courreges Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 17, 2008
1. Courreges Ranch Marker
Inscription.  Homesite of Roch and Magdalena Mogari Courreges. Roch, a Basque sheep rancher, farmer and businessman, came to the area in 1878 and purchased "the Bluff" in 1896. He was a founder of the First National Bank of Huntington Beach, the Smeltzer Telephone Company, and the Farmer's Cannery.
Erected 1988 by Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 30.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 33° 42.069′ N, 117° 58.739′ W. Marker is in Fountain Valley, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Talbert Avenue east of Newland Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8572 Talbert Avenue, Fountain Valley CA 92708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bluff (here, next to this marker); Helm Tract (approx. half a mile away); School Bell (approx. 0.9 miles away); First City Hall / First School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Blacksmith Shops
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Talbert Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wardlow Home / Red Car (approx. 0.9 miles away); "All Saints Anglican Church" (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fountain Valley.
Courreges Ranch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 17, 2008
2. Courreges Ranch
Marker is mounted on the front of the building and is visible behind the gate.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2011. This page has been viewed 4,768 times since then and 351 times this year. Last updated on October 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2023