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Palo Alto in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Juana Briones Park

 
 
Juana Briones Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 20, 2015
1. Juana Briones Park Marker
Inscription. Rancho La Purísima Conceptión was granted to a former Santa Clara Mission Indian, Jose Gorgonio, by Governor Alvarado on June 30, 1840. In 1844, Gorgonio and another Indian, José Ramon, sold the grant to Dona Juana Briones de Miranda, who lived with her seven children in an adobe house on the top of a hill nearby, at Fremont Avenue and Arastradero Road. Ox-drawn garetta, drying hides, bull and bear fights, vaqueros herding cattle, and family barbeque festivities were familiar sights on the rancho.

This park, dedicated in 1989, was part of that early Spanish life.
 
Erected 1989 by City of Palo Alto.
 
Location. 37° 24.471′ N, 122° 7.644′ W. Marker is in Palo Alto, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Maybell Avenue just west of Clemo Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located near the northeast corner of the park behind the train play structure. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 Maybell Avenue, Palo Alto CA 94306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juana Briones. This is her park. (here, next to this marker); Mayfield Fire Bell (about 500 feet away,
Juana Briones Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 20, 2015
2. Juana Briones Park Marker
measured in a direct line); Homesite of Sarah Wallis (approx. 0.6 miles away); El Palo Nuevo (approx. 1.1 miles away); J. Pearce Mitchell Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Juana Briones de Miranda Home on Rancho La Purisima Concepcion (approx. 1.3 miles away); Play Ball! (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Crossroads of Mayfield (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palo Alto.
 
Also see . . .  Juana Briones. The National Park Service - The Presidio Brochure gives a short description of Juana Briones and her life in the Bay Area. (Submitted on November 20, 2015.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2015, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2015, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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