#0524 Site of Juana Briones de Miranda Home on Rancho La Purisima Concepcion

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#0524 Site of Juana Briones de Miranda Home on Rancho La Purisima Concepcion

Site information:

4157 Old Adobe Rd, Palo Alto

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.

37.392237,-122.139542

Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Site of Juana Briones de Miranda Home on Rancho La Purisima Concepcion

In 1844 Juana de Briones de Miranda, a pioneer Latina property owner, businesswoman and humanitarian, purchased the 4,439 acre Rancho La Purisima Concepcion from Indian grantee Jose Gorgornio. The grant extended two miles south, encompassing Foothill College and most of Los Altos Hills. The site of the home that was constructed of earth inside a wooden crib is located up this street at 4155 Old Adobe Road. In addition to raising her seven children, Juana managed a large cattle ranch and was a noted curandera.

Plaque placed by California State Parks in cooperation with the Juana Briones Heritage Foundation and the City of Palo Alto, March 12, 2007.

OHP description:

In 1843 Apolinario Miranda, husband of Juana Briones de Miranda, was sent before the subprefect for not living harmoniously with his wife and, shortly thereafter, Juana and her seven children arrived at Rancho la Purísima Concepción. In 1856 this property was duly confirmed to her, and she lived in this adobe until, crippled by rheumatism, she was forced to move.

Registered 11/1/1954

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