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

Jensen-Alvarado Ranch

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
1. Jensen-Alvarado Ranch Marker
Inscription. Danish sea captain Cornelius Jensen sailed to San Francisco during the Gold Rush to sell his cargo. In 1854 he settled in Agua Mansa, established a store, and married Mercedes Alvarado, a descendant of a pioneer Californio family. The Jensens purchased this ranch in 1865 and began planting vineyards and orchards. They used local materials to build their house which is of Danish vernacular design. The Jensens made this ranch an important civic, social, business and agricultural center.
 
Erected 1987 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Riverside County Historical Commission and Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 943.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.594′ N, 117° 24.97′ W. Marker is in Riverside, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of Briggs Street and Mill Creek Street, on the right when traveling south on Briggs Street. Touch for map. Marker is located approximately 300 feet inside the entrance to the Jensen- Alvarado Historic Ranch Park and Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4307 Briggs Street, Riverside CA 92509, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
2. Jensen-Alvarado Ranch Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robidoux Grist Mill Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Rubidoux (approx. 1.6 miles away); De Anza Crossing of the Santa Ana River (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mission Inn (approx. 2.6 miles away); The First Marsh Grapefruit Trees into California (approx. 3.4 miles away); Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree (approx. 3.4 miles away); Agua Mansa (approx. 3.4 miles away); Highgrove Hydroelectric Plant (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverside.
 
Regarding Jensen-Alvarado Ranch. The top plaque is the State of California Registered Historic Landmark No. 943 marker and the lower plaque states this property is on the National Register of Historic Places. The bricks of the house were made at the ranch from clay found nearby and the house beams were hauled by oxen from sawmill operating in the San Bernardino Mountains.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
Also see . . .  Cornelius Boy Jensen (1814 - 1886) - Find A Grave Memorial. Pioneer, Vintner, Storekeeper - Dutch sea Captain Cornelius Boy Jensen, who for many years had sailed out of Hamburg, Germany, sailed into San Francisco Bay in 1848 and never again went
National Register of Historic Places Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
3. National Register of Historic Places Marker
This property has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States Department of the Interior

Donors
E Clampus Vitus, Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, Jenses-Alvarado Ranch Associates, Jurupa Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club of Riverside, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Jurupa Parlor #296, Riverside Parlor #299, Native Sons of the Golden West
to sea or to his homeland in the island of Sylt. He moved to California and tried his luck in the gold fields. In 1854 he was one of the first settlers in Agua Mansa where he established a store and married Mercedes Alvarado. (Submitted on December 20, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 29, 2015
4. Jensen-Alvarado Ranch Marker
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By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
5. Jensen-Alvarado Ranch
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By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
6. Jensen-Alvarado Ranch
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By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
7. Jensen-Alvarado Ranch
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By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
8. Jensen-Alvarado Ranch
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By Michael Kindig, October 11, 1987
9. Event Patch
Jensen Ranch - Rubidoux, CA
County Historical Park - Fall 1987
Danish Style Ranch House - Built 1870
Billy Holcomb Chapter
E Clampus Vitus
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,309 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4. submitted on April 4, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 24, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   9. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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