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Rancho Los Cerritos

 
 
Rancho Los Cerritos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Fay, March 22, 2009
1. Rancho Los Cerritos Marker
Inscription. The 27,000-acre Rancho was once part of an 18th-century Spanish land grant to soldier Manuel Nieto. The Monterey-style adobe was constructed in 1844 and served the Temple and Bixby families as headquarters for large-scale cattle and sheep ranching operations in the 19th century. In the 1880s the land was subdivided for farming and city development.
 
Erected 1989 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos. (Marker Number 978.)
 
Location. 33° 50.388′ N, 118° 11.759′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from North Virginia Road north of East San Antonio Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4600 North Virginia Road, Long Beach CA 90807, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Domínguez Ranch House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Robert A. Cinader (approx. 2.7 miles away); First United States Air Meet (approx. 2.7 miles away); Douglas Park (approx.
Rancho Los Cerritos Marker and Surroundings image. Click for full size.
By Mike Fay, March 16, 2013
2. Rancho Los Cerritos Marker and Surroundings
The marker is mounted on a brick base and is visible to the left of the far left wooden post.
3.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Oil Fires on the Hill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Early Aviation on the Hill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hilltop Park (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rancho Los Cerritos. In 1784 a Spanish soldier, Manuel Nieto, received a grant of 300,000 acres as a reward for his military service and to encourage settlement in California. Nieto's acreage was reduced in 1790 because of a dispute with the Mission San Gabriel, but he still laid claim to 167,000 acres stretching from the hills north of Whittier to the sea, and from today's Los Angeles River to the Santa Ana River. (Submitted on January 3, 2012.) 

2. Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site. Information and links to photos and history are on the official website of the Rancho Los Cerritos. (Submitted on January 3, 2012.) 
 
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Rancho Los Cerritos House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Fay, March 16, 2013
3. Rancho Los Cerritos House
Rancho Los Cerritos Site Sign and Directory image. Click for full size.
By Mike Fay, March 16, 2013
4. Rancho Los Cerritos Site Sign and Directory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Mike Fay of Huntington Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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