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#943:  Cornelius and Mercedes Jenson Ranch

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Location:

4307 Briggs St, Riverside

33.993206,-117.416151

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

Plaque and site are located in a gated park. Access limited to operating hours.


From the plaque:

Danish sea captain Cornelius Jensen sailed to San Francisco during the Gold Rush to sell his cargo. In 1854 he settled in Agua Mansa, established a store, and married Mercedes Alvarado, a descendant of a pioneer Californio family. The Jensens purchased this ranch in 1865 and began planting vineyards and orchards. They used local materials to build their house which is of Danish vernacular design. The Jensens made this ranch an important civic, social, business, and agricultural center.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Riverside County Historical Commission and E Clampus Vitus, October 11, 1987.



©2009 David Schmitt