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Vanegas

Los Pobladores

 

— The Founders of the City of Los Angeles —

 
Vanegas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
1. Vanegas Marker
Inscription.  
The Founders of the City of Los Angeles
Lara · Mesa · Moreno · Rosas · Camero · Rosas · Navarro · Villavicencio · Rodriguez · Quintero · Vanegas

José Vanegas came from Real de Bolaños, Jalisco, and his wife María Bonifanta Aguilar, came from Rosario, Sinaloa. In 1788 José Vanegas became the first alcalde (mayor) of Los Angeles and served until 1789. He served a second term in 1796. As alcalde, he served as both mayor and judge. He later became mayordomo (foreman) of Mission San Luis Rey. Their son, Cosme, owned Carpintería Rancho in 1833.

Los Pobladores
Lara · Mesa · Moreno · Rosas · Camero · Rosas · Navarro · Villavicencio · Rodriguez · Quintero · Vanegas

José Vanegas llegó de Real de Bolaños, Jalisco, y su esposa, María Bonifacia Aguilar, venía de Rosario, Sinaloa. En 1788 José Vanegas se encontró el primer alcalde de Los Angeles y prestó sus servicios hasta 1789. Fungió como Alcalde en un segundo termino en 1796. Siendo alcalde, prestó sus servicios tambien como juez. En forma posterior, se convirtió en mayordomo de la Misión de San
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Luis Rey. En 1833 su hijo, Cosme, era ed dueño del Rancho Carpintería.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 3.391′ N, 118° 14.348′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Plaza on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosas (a few steps from this marker); Villavicencio (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Rosas (within shouting distance of this marker); Los Pobladores (within shouting distance of this marker); Yangna (within shouting distance of this marker); Felipe de Neve, 1728–84 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pico House (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
More about this marker. It is embedded in the sidewalk at the edge of the plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 19, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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