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The First Adobe Home in Campbell

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 19, 2019
1. The First Adobe Home in Campbell Marker
Captions: El Rancho Rinconada De Los Gatos Boundaries overlaying a 2018 Google map.; (upper left) Sebastian Fabian Peralta Adobe Located in John D. Morgan Park in Campbell, 1847.
Inscription.  California used to be part of Spain and then Mexico. Vast ranchos were granted to worthy citizens. In 1840 Mexican Governor Juan Alvarado granted Rancho Rinconada de los Gatos (corner of the cougars) to brothers-in-law Sebastian Fabian Peralta and José Maria Hernandez.
The 6,631 acre rancho included what is today about 1/3 of Campbell; parts of San José and Saratoga; as well as Los Gatos and Monte Sereno. Like most rancheros, Peralta and Hernandez raised thousands of cattle and sheep. Around 1847, Peralta built an adobe home at the northern-most point of their rancho, near the spot you are presently standing. He live here with his wife Maria Paula Sepulveda and their children Antonio, Miguel, Mariana, Julia and Rita.
 
Erected 2018 by California Pioneers of Santa Clara County, City of Campbell.
 
Location. 37° 17.064′ N, 121° 57.532′ W. Marker is in Campbell, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Rincon Avenue near Dot Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 19, 2019
2. The First Adobe Home in Campbell Marker
at or near this postal address: 540 West Rincon Avenue, Campbell CA 95008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Anza Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); Country Woman's Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); Courtyard (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bank of Campbell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Campbell Fire Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fire House #1 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Farley Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bank of Campbell (Farley Building) (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campbell.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located near the parking lot of John D. Morgan Park.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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