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Near Newbury Park in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rancho Sierra Vista

Santa Monica Mountains

 
 
Rancho Sierra Vista Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, August 22, 2021
1. Rancho Sierra Vista Marker
Inscription.  
Boney Mountain overlooks a land where the old west meets the new. The horse ranch to your right was once part of a much larger operation, which extended over 10,000 acres into present-day Point Mugu State Park.

On a clear day it is obvious why Carl Beal named his ranch Sierra Vista or "Mountain View." Less apparent is the long history of ranching represented by these old buildings and the landscape in which they stand.

1803 - Jose Ignacio Rodriquez and Jose Polanco - Spanish soldiers who were granted the 48,672-acre Rancho El Conejo for service to the crown.

1881 - Johannes Borchard - German immigrant who built a house and barns where the present-day horse ranch stands. Shown (below left) with his family and "Glide," one of the first automobiles in the Conejo Valley (1910's).

1936 - Carl Beal - Founder of Rancho Sierra Vista. His son Carlton and daughter-in-law Keleen shown (below, center) at the horse ranch.

1947 - Richard Danielson - Developed the ranch into a prominent horse-breeding operation.

1980 - National Park Service - After a long career on the Danielson's ranch, Sierra's Ace (below right), went to work for the National Park Service.
 
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Rancho Sierra Vista Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, August 22, 2021
2. Rancho Sierra Vista Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
 
Location. 34° 9.174′ N, 118° 57.921′ W. Marker is near Newbury Park, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lynn Road and Via Goleta. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4121 Potrero Rd, Newbury Park CA 91320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stagecoach Inn and Sycamore Tree (approx. 3½ miles away); Stagecoach Inn (approx. 3½ miles away); Hunt Olive Tree (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Janss House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Civic Center (approx. 5.2 miles away); Adolfo Camarillo Heritage Grove (approx. 5.4 miles away); Camarillo Ranch House (approx. 5.4 miles away); El Camino Real Bell (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newbury Park.
 
Marker Kiosk and Horse Ranch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, August 22, 2021
3. Marker Kiosk and Horse Ranch
Mountain View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, August 22, 2021
4. Mountain View
This view of Boney Mountain is a Ό-mile walk from the marker.
Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, August 22, 2021
5. Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center
Open weekends 9 - 5. Located a Ό-mile walk from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Jul. 3, 2022