Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rockin’ M Ranch

 
 
Rockin’ M Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 17, 2012
1. Rockin’ M Ranch Marker
Inscription. “Following indigenous American Indian occupation, this land was part of Spain and then Mexico. Under Mexican rule it was known as Rancho Yerba Buena de Socayre, a land grant deeded to Antonio Chaboya in 1833. It was the site of the historic Evergreen wagon stop and trading post. A long tradition of ranching took place here, as the property changed hands; Renaud Ranch, William Frederick Ranch, H.W. Golds Ranch, John Aborn Ranch, and John Prusch Ranch. This was the homestead of Emma Prusch whose farm a few miles away still operates as a living history park. Finally, it was a bustling rodeo arena known as the Rockin’ M Ranch, managed by Louise Mobby. As the city of San Jose grew around her, Louise Mobby and her family continued to sponsor junior rodeo programs where young cowboys developed their roping skills and went on to become rodeo champions."
 
Erected 2000 by Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus,.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.063′ N, 121° 48.433′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Pettigrew Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2195 Pettigrew Drive, San Jose CA 95148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Rockin’ M Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 17, 2012
2. Rockin’ M Ranch Marker
The lower plaque reads:
Erected by Mountain Charlie Chapter 1859 ECV
October 21, 2000
Dedicated February 17, 2007
"Right Wrongs Nobody"
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Nelson-DeLuz House (approx. 2.8 miles away); San Jose Electric Tower (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Print Shop (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Printing Office (approx. 2.8 miles away); O’Brien’s (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dr. Warburton’s Office (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ng Shing Gung (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dashaway Stables (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & SettlersSports
 
Rockin’ M Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 17, 2012
3. Rockin’ M Ranch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement