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Near Pescadero in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Steele Ranch

Dickerman Barn

 
 
Steele Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 17, 2016
1. Steele Ranch Marker
Inscription. Today the cow barn is the visitor center for the Marine Education Center, the horse barn serves as a theater and classroom, and the smaller, two-story creamery building is the volunteer headquarters and park office.

Coastal Dairy

The historic buildings you see here were once part of a successful coastal dairy empire.
The extended Steele family operated numerous dairies along the coast, beginning in the 1860s. They called their land "cow heaven."
During the Civil War, the Steele brothers auctioned a giant 20-foot round of cheese to benefit the Union war effort. President Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant received slices.
Effie Steele and her husband, Edwin Dickerman, built their farm house and outbuildings here in the 1880s. They constructed the cow barn with timber salvaged from a storm wrecked local wharf.
 
Erected by Año Nuevo Interpretive Association.
 
Location. 37° 7.129′ N, 122° 18.422′ W. Marker is near Pescadero, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Año Nuevo State Park Road near Cabrillo Highway (California Route 1), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pescadero CA 94060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Steele Ranch Marker and Dickerman Barn image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 17, 2016
2. Steele Ranch Marker and Dickerman Barn
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steele Brothers' Dairy Ranches (a few steps from this marker); Año Nuevo Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Dickerman-Steele House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Don Gaspar de Portolá (approx. 2.2 miles away); Swanton (approx. 5.6 miles away); Big Creek Light and Power Company (approx. 5.7 miles away); Swanton Pacific Ranch (approx. 5.9 miles away); Washout 1997 to 2001 (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pescadero.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in front (south side) of the Año Nuevo State Park Marine Education Center.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Dickerman Barn image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 17, 2016
3. Dickerman Barn
Dickerman Barn image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 17, 2016
4. Dickerman Barn
This property
Dickerson Barn
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the interior
Dedicated October 16, 1982
Año Nuevo
Interpretive Association
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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