#906:  Steele Brothers Dairy Ranches

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Año Nuevo State Park, site near parking lot on New Years Creek Rd





State Plaque


As of June 2015, I have been informed that the plaque for this landmark is unavailable for display.

From the Guidebook:

Beginning in the 1850s, the Steele brothers pioneered one of the first large-scale commercial cheese and dairy businesses in California. They extended their operations from Point Reyes to Rancho Punta de Año Nuevo in 1862. This 7,000-acre ranch consisted of five dairies extending from Gazos Creek to Point Año Nuevo. For a century the Steele brothers' dairy ranches were of major importance in California's agricultural development.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Ano Nuevo Interpretive Association October 16, 1982.

2009 David Schmitt