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Whittier in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Casa de Governor Pío Pico

 
 
Casa de Governor Pío Pico Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
1. Casa de Governor Pío Pico Marker
Inscription. Following the Mexican War, Pío Pico, last Mexican governor, acquired 9,000-acre Rancho Paso de Bartolo and built here an adobe home that was destroyed by the floods of 1883-1884. His second adobe casa, now known as Pío Pico Mansion, represents a compromise between Mexican and American cultures. While living here the ex-Governor was active in the development of American California.
 
Erected 1966 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee, Governor Pico Mansion Society, Poppy Trail Parlor No. 266, and Whittier Parlor No. 298, N.D.G.W. (Marker Number 127.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.65′ N, 118° 4.248′ W. Marker is in Whittier, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Whittier Boulevard (California Route 72) west of Pioneer Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located approximately 400 feet northwest of the intersection at Pío Pico State Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6003 Pioneer Boulevard, Whittier CA 90606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles
El Camino Real Bell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
2. El Camino Real Bell
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reform School for Juvenile Offenders (approx. 1.6 miles away); Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of the Rio San Gabriel (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Speedee McDonald's Store (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill (approx. 5.8 miles away); El Monte (approx. 5.8 miles away); American Legion Norwalk Post 359 (approx. 5.9 miles away); William Workman Home (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whittier.
 
Also see . . .  Pio Pico (1801 - 1894) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Pío Pico State Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 19, 2005
3. Pío Pico State Historic Park
El Ranchito de Pío Pico 1848-1892 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 19, 2005
4. El Ranchito de Pío Pico 1848-1892
El Ranchito de Pío Pico 1848-1892 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
5. El Ranchito de Pío Pico 1848-1892
Pío Pico State Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 19, 2005
6. Pío Pico State Historic Park
Pio Pico Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 19, 2005
7. Pio Pico Mansion
Pío Pico SHP Passport Stamp image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
8. Pío Pico SHP Passport Stamp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 26, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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