#978:  Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site

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4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach





State Plaque


Plaque and site are privately owned and gated. Site accessible during operating hours only.

From the Guidebook:

The 27,000-acre Rancho was once part of an 18th-century Spanish land grant to soldier Manuel Nieto. The Monterey-style adobe was constructed in 1844 and served the Temple and Bixby families as headquarters for large-scale cattle and sheep ranching operations in the 19th century. In the 1880s, the land was subdivided for farming and city development.

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