“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Rancho Santa Fe Marker
Inscription.  Rancho Santa Fe began as Rancho San Dieguito, a land grant of nearly 9,000 acres made to Juan María Osuna in 1845. The Santa Fe Railway Company later used the land to plant thousands of eucalyptus trees for use as railroad ties. In the 1920s Rancho Santa Fe became one of the state's first planned communities unified by a single architectural theme, the Spanish Colonial Revival. Lilian Rice, one of California's first successful women architects, supervised the development and designed many of the buildings.
Erected 1989 by State Department of Parks and Recreation In Cooperation with The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society and The Rancho Santa Fe Association. (Marker Number 982.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 33° 1.139′ N, 117° 12.221′ W. Marker is in Rancho Santa Fe, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached
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from Avenida de Acacias just north of La Gracia, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rancho Santa Fe CA 92091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olivenhain Meeting Hall (approx. 2½ miles away); Stagecoach Park (approx. 4.3 miles away); Johnson-Taylor Adobe Ranch House (approx. 7 miles away); Leo Carrillo Ranch (approx. 7.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Torrey Pines Lodge (approx. 7.4 miles away); Ellen Browning Scripps (approx. 7.4 miles away); Mule Hill (approx. 8.2 miles away).
Rancho Santa Fe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
2. Rancho Santa Fe Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2014, by Drew W of Vista, California. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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