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

La Viña Grande

World's Largest Grapevine

 

— (1842-1924) —

 
La Viña Grande Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2015
1. La Viña Grande Marker
Inscription.  Planted from a slip of Mission variety grape, this single vine eventually grew to cover half an acre, its massive trunk reaching nearly 10 feet in diameter. Its shady arbor was used as the county’s first polling place and as a site for social gatherings and community meetings. In 1895, the vine produced an astounding 10 tons of grapes!
 
Erected 2001 by RTK Studios.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 23.867′ N, 119° 31.168′ W. Marker is in Carpinteria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on Linden Avenue just north of 8th Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker and tile mural are located beside the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria CA 93013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Carpinteria (within shouting distance of this marker); “World’s Safest Beach” (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named La Carpinteria (about 500 feet away,
La Viña Grande Marker (<i>dedication</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2015
2. La Viña Grande Marker (dedication)
La Viña Grande Tile Mural
by: RTK Studios, Ojai, Ca.
Dedication April 11, 2001
A gift to the people of Carpinteria from:
Carpinteria Beautiful
AGIA Insurance Services
DAKO Corporation
Kilovac/CII Technologies
The James McIntyre Family
QAD Inc.
Nadia & Ed Van Wingerden
installation by:
Hollywood Tile, Inc.
measured in a direct line); Wardholme Torrey Pine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carpinteria’s Lima Bean History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Portolá Sycamore (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named La Carpinteria (approx. 0.6 miles away); Heath Adobe (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carpinteria.
 
Also see . . .  Santa Barbara's Historic Grapevines - Two of the World's Largest Vines. (This article presents several vintage photographs of the vine.) The vine was planted by a woman named Joaquina Lugodi Ayala. As the vine grew, so did its fame. In the picture above, you will see a young Mr Jack Bailard, and Miss Flossie Rasor, residents of a little seaside community located just south of Santa Barbara - Carpinteria. In 1906, Jack and Flossie wrote to a popular magazine of the time, St Nicholas , extolling the wonders of the enormous grapevine that grew in their hometown. Jack advised readers that it took 15 St Nicholas magazines, laid edge to edge around the trunk, to match the circumference of the giant vine. (Submitted on January 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
La Viña Grande Tile Mural & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2015
3. La Viña Grande Tile Mural & Marker
(dedication tile on left • marker inscription tile on right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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