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#534:  Vaca-Pena Adobe

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Location:

Take Pena Adobe Rd interchange on I-80, go NE 0.5 mi on Pena Adobe Rd to Pena Adobe Park, Vacaville

38.336813,-122.015083

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

Park is gated and has limited visiting hours.


From the Guidebook:

This is the site of the 10-square-league Rancho Los Putos that Governor Pío Pico granted to Juan Felipe Pena and Manuel Cabeza Vaca in 1845. The Pena Adobe, erected here in 1843, is still owned by the descendants of their families (1955). The nearby town of Vacaville was established in 1851 on land that Vaca sold to William McDaniel.



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