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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rockin’ M Ranch

 
 
Rockin’ M Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 17, 2012
1. Rockin’ M Ranch Marker
Inscription.  “Following indigenous American Indian occupation, this land was part of Spain and then Mexico. Under Mexican rule it was known as Rancho Yerba Buena de Socayre, a land grant deeded to Antonio Chaboya in 1833. It was the site of the historic Evergreen wagon stop and trading post. A long tradition of ranching took place here, as the property changed hands; Renaud Ranch, William Frederick Ranch, H.W. Golds Ranch, John Aborn Ranch, and John Prusch Ranch. This was the homestead of Emma Prusch whose farm a few miles away still operates as a living history park. Finally, it was a bustling rodeo arena known as the Rockin’ M Ranch, managed by Louise Mobby. As the city of San Jose grew around her, Louise Mobby and her family continued to sponsor junior rodeo programs where young cowboys developed their roping skills and went on to become rodeo champions."
 
Erected 2000 by Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus,.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
Rockin’ M Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 17, 2012
2. Rockin’ M Ranch Marker
The lower plaque reads:
Erected by Mountain Charlie Chapter 1859 ECV
October 21, 2000
Dedicated February 17, 2007
"Right Wrongs Nobody"
Sports. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 19.063′ N, 121° 48.433′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Pettigrew Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2195 Pettigrew Drive, San Jose CA 95148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emma Prusch and Her Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Nelson-DeLuz House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Settler’s Grove (approx. 2.8 miles away); San Jose Electric Tower (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Print Shop (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Printing Office (approx. 2.8 miles away); O’Brien’s (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dr. Warburton’s Office (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Rockin’ M Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 17, 2012
3. Rockin’ M Ranch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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