Pio Pico Mansion - Whittier, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Merlin-N-Mim
N 33° 59.634 W 118° 04.265
11S E 401078 N 3761996
Quick Description: Pio Pico State Historic Park is the site of "El Ranchito," the beloved rancho and adobe home of Pio Pico, the last Governor of California under Mexican Rule.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 8:36:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM6MFW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 10

Long Description:
"Following the Mexican War, Pío Pico, last Mexican governor, acquired 9,000-acre Rancho Paso de Bartolo and built here an adobe home that was destroyed by the floods of 1883-1884. His second adobe casa, now known as Pío Pico Mansion, represents a compromise between Mexican and American cultures."
"The five acre park encompasses historic gardens and the beautiful restored adobe home of Pío Pico. It is registered as California Historic Landmark NO. 127. A bell marks the original El Camino Real, which passed directly in front of the park during Pío Pico’s time."

References:
OHP Parks (visit link)
CA Parks (visit link)
Friends of Pio Pico (visit link)
Marker Number: 127.00

Marker Name: NO. 127 CASA DE GOVERNOR PÍO PICO

County: Los Angeles

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 07/30/1966

Location:
Location: Pio Pico State Historic Park, 6003 Pioneer Blvd, Whittier


Website: [Web Link]

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