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Los Olivos in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rancho De Los Olivos Farmhouse

 
 
Rancho De Los Olivos Farmhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
1. Rancho De Los Olivos Farmhouse Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1885, this redwood home is the oldest wood struçture in the Santa Ynez Valley. Alden Boyd, from Albany NY, built his home on its original home site on Alamo Pintado Rd. near the township of Ballard. Boyd planted 5,000 olive trees around his home for which the town of Los Olivos was eventually named. The home was a social center for residents of Ballard and Los Olivos, providing plays, music and poetry reading.

The home was moved to this site in 1991 when it was meticulously refurbished including original hardware where possible.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 39.942′ N, 120° 6.996′ W. Marker is in Los Olivos, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is at the intersection of Nojoqui Avenue and Alamo-Pintado Road, on the left when traveling south on Nojoqui Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900 Nojoqui Avenue, Los Olivos CA 93441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Los Olivos 1887 (here, next to this marker); Bit O' Denmark

Rancho De Los Olivos Farmhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
2. Rancho De Los Olivos Farmhouse and Marker
The marker is located on the corner of the lot, and is visible here in the shade of the olive tree.
(approx. 5 miles away); Mission Santa Inéz (approx. 5 miles away); The Los Alamos General Store (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Union Hotel (approx. 10.7 miles away); 1880 Union Hotel (approx. 10.8 miles away); The Past and Future Las Cruces Adobe (approx. 12.6 miles away); Las Cruces • The Crosses (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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