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Vacaville in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rancho Los Putos

 
 
Rancho Los Putos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2008
1. Rancho Los Putos Marker
Inscription. This is the site of Rancho Los Putos of 10 square leagues granted in 1845 by Governor Pio Pico granted to Juan Felipe Peña and Manuel Cabeza Vaca. The Peña Adobe, erected here in 1842, is still owned by the descendants of the Pena-Vaca families. The town of Vacaville nearby, was established in 1851 on land sold by Vaca to William McDaniel.
 
Erected 1955 by Vacaville Parlor No. 293, Native Daughters of the Golden West in Cooperation with the California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 534.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 20.254′ N, 122° 0.92′ W. Marker is in Vacaville, California, in Solano County. Marker can be reached from Pena Adobe Road. Touch for map. Take Pena Adobe Rd interchange on I-80, go NE 0.5 mi on Pena Adobe Rd to Pena Adobe Park, Vacaville. Marker is in this post office area: Vacaville CA 95688, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Gordon Huff (here, next to this marker); Pioneer Monument (a few steps from this marker); Peña Adobe Park (a few steps from this marker);
Rancho Los Putos Marker and Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2008
2. Rancho Los Putos Marker and Adobe
Unknown Pioneer Ranchers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Uncle Burt's Tree (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Andrew Carnegie Public Library (approx. 1.9 miles away); Triangle Building (approx. 2 miles away); Gillespie’s Store (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vacaville.
 
More about this marker. Site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 534) under the name Vaca-Pena Adobe.
 
Also see . . .  A Century and a Half of Solano County History. (Submitted on August 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Rancho Los Putos Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2008
3. Rancho Los Putos Adobe
Also known as the Vaca-Pena Adobe
Vaca-Pena Adobe State Landmark Directional Sign image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 3, 2006
4. Vaca-Pena Adobe State Landmark Directional Sign
Juan Manual Vaca image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 1981
5. Juan Manual Vaca
Vaca (after whom Vacaville was named) was the compadre of Pena and joint owner of Rancho los Putos. For a few years they enjoyed their fiestas, rodeos, fandangoes and horse races. Then the Americans came.
Juan Felipe Pena image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 1981
6. Juan Felipe Pena
Pena, with his compadre, Vaca, was granted ten Spanish leagues of land in 1842. First called Lihuaytos, later Rancho los Putos. Both partners built adobe homes in Laguna Valley near the present site of Vacaville. The beautiful two-hundred acre Pena Adobe Park now occupies the heart of what was once Rancho los Putos.
Rancho Los Putos image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 3, 2006
7. Rancho Los Putos
Adobe Building Undergoing Renovation June 2006
Shrine on the Grounds of the Rancho Los Putos image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 3, 2006
8. Shrine on the Grounds of the Rancho Los Putos
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,687 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5, 6. submitted on April 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   7, 8. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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