“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Patterson in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Rancho del Puerto

Rancho del Puerto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 30, 2010
1. Rancho del Puerto Marker
A 3 Sq. League - 13,340 acres - Rancho granted to Mariano and Pedro Hernandez on Jan. 20, 1844 by Gov. M. Micheltorina. Confirmed by the Land Commissioners on May 22, 1855 and by the U.S. District Court on Mar. 22, 1857. Patent issued by Pres. A. Lincoln on Aug. 15, 1864 to S. G. Reed and R. S. Wade. The grant was purchased in 1866 by J. D. Patterson and subdivided in 1909 to form Patterson Colony.

Erected Oct. 23, 1971
Estanislao Chapter No. 58
David C. Boling, NGH
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1971 by Estanislao Chapter No. 58, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 28.311′ N, 121° 7.795′ W. Marker is in Patterson, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is at the intersection of West Las Palmas Avenue and Plaza Circle on West Las Palmas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Patterson CA 95363, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patterson's Westside Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Del Puerto (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hills Ferry
Rancho del Puerto Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 30, 2010
2. Rancho del Puerto Marker - Wide View
The marker is mounted on a stone monument between two very tall cedars.
(approx. 11.9 miles away); Orestimba (approx. 11.9 miles away); West of This Point is the California Aqueduct (approx. 11.9 miles away); Founding Day April 28, 1888 (approx. 12.3 miles away); Ceres Volunteer Fire Department (approx. 12.6 miles away); Ceres War Memorial (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Patterson.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a rock monument at the southern tip of North Park, in the middle of Patterson, where Las Palmas Avenue, Salado Avenue, Del Puerto Avenue and 3rd Street all converge in a circle.
Also see . . .  Rancho del Puerto and the Patterson Colony. The Patterson Historical Society's telling of the founding of Patterson: "The history of the community of Patterson began with the measuring out of the Rancho Del Puerto and the subsequent grant of the land to the brothers Mariano and Pedro Hernandez on January 20, 1844 , by Manuel Micheltoreno, Governor of the Californias . This original Mexican Land Grant was for acreage stretching east of the present Highway 33 to the San Joaquin River . The northern boundary was Del Puerto Creek and the southern boundary was just south of Marshall Road.
Samuel G. Reed and Ruben S. Wade made claim to the land on January 7, 1855 . A patent encompassing the land grant was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. Reed and Wade received title to 13,340 acres on August 15, 1864 . They sold the grant to J.O. Eldredge on June 18, 1866 , for $5,000. He held the title two months before selling it to John D. Patterson on August 14, 1866 for $5,400." (Submitted on February 9, 2010.) 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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