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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » West

Californio to American: A Study in Cultural Change

looks at an area that was once part of an Indian village, then an outpost shelter for vaqueros (cowhands), and then the site where Californios (Spanish settlers in what is now the state of California) built small adobe dwellings in the midst of their cattle ranges. Successive owners altered one dwelling into the elegant 18-room ranch house there today -- Rancho Los Alamitos. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Rancho Los Alamitos, view from rear patio.  (Photo by Beth Boland)

Rancho Los Alamitos

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