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Pleasant Hill in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rodgers Ranch

 
 
Rodgers Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 13, 2016
1. Rodgers Ranch Marker
Inscription. Patrick Rodgers left Ireland for America C. 1843 at the age of 10, without his family. In 1855, he arrived in California for the Gold Rush. In 1868, he and his wife, Mary Ann, bought this 149-acre site to grow wheat. The Rodgers, along with eight other families, became Pleasant Hill's first pioneers. In the late 1800's, during the "Second California Gold Rush" (the highest U.S. production of wheat ever recorded), Rodgers Ranch became a successful "household farm," outlasting the much larger "bonanza farms." Patrick died in 1891 and Mary Ann in 1893. Both are buried at St. Catherine's cemetery in Martinez, California.

National Register of Historic Places 1991 - #91000305

Dedicated 2014 / 6019
Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 2014 by E Clampus Vitus Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 56.617′ N, 122° 5.218′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Hill, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Cortsen Road 0.4 miles south of Grayson Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill CA 94523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Rodgers Ranch and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 13, 2016
2. Rodgers Ranch and Marker - Wide View
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Walnut Creek, California) (approx. 3.1 miles away); City Park & Walnut Festival (approx. 3.2 miles away); Walnut Growers; Processing Plant (approx. 3.2 miles away); Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway (approx. 3.2 miles away); War Veterans of Walnut Creek Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building (approx. 3.2 miles away); Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") (approx. 3.2 miles away); Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History (Rodgers Ranch History Center). (Submitted on November 14, 2016.)
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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