ECV1850Plaque:
Rockin' M Ranch

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ROCKIN' M RANCH
"FOLLOWING INDIGENOUS AMERICAN INDIAN OCCUPATION, THIS LAND WAS PART
OF SPAIN AND THEN MEXICO. UNDER MEXICAN RULE, IT WAS KNOWN AS
RANCHO YERBA BUENA DE SOCAYRE, A LAND GRANT DEEDED TO ANTONIO
CHABOYA IN 1883. IT WAS THE SITE OF THE HISTORIC EVERGREEN
WAGON STOP AND TRADING POST. A LONG TRADITION OF RANCHING TOOK
PLACE HERE, AS THE PROPERTY CHANGED HANDS: RENAUD RANCH,
WILLIAM FREDERICK RANCH, H. W. GOLDS RANCH, JOHN ABORN RANCH,
AND JOHN PRUSCH RANCH. THIS WAS THE HOMESTEAD EMMA PRUSCH,
WHOSE FARM A FEW MILES AWAY STILL OPERATES AS A LIVING
HISTORY PARK. FINALLY, IT WAS A BUSTLING
RODEO ARENA KNOWN AS THE ROCKIN' M
RANCH, MANAGED BY LOUISE MOSBY. AS THE
CITY OF SAN JOSE GREW AROUND HER, LOUISE
MOSBY AND HER FAMILY CONTINUED TO
SPONSOR JUNIOR RODEO PROGRAMS, WHERE
YOUNG COWBOYS DEVELOPED THEIR ROPING
SKILLS AND WENT ON TO BECOME RODEO
CHAMPIONS."
"RIGHT WRONGS NOBODY"
 
 
ERECTED BY
MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER 1850 ECV
OCTOBER 21, 2000
DEDICATED FEBRUARY 17, 2007
"RIGHT WRONGS NOBODY"


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Plaque is located South-East of
the Eastridge Shopping Center
in Ryland Horizons Park

Approximate location on map:
2165 Pettigrew Dr.
San Jose, CA 95148
Santa Clara County, CA.

From E. Capitol Expressway, turn east on Nieman Blvd.
Make a U-turn at first opportunity.
Go back towards Capitol expressway.
Turn Right (north) on Pettigrew Drive.
Continue a short distance to Ryland Horizons Park,
where the street bends.


[ Detail Map of Rockin' M Ranch Plaque area. ]


Interactive Map of Rockin' M Ranch area.


GPS
  Rockin' M Ranch  
WGS84 Datum
N 37.31771°
W 121.80721°



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NGH "Clamper Dave" Guardino christens the new plaque.

SATISFACTORY!





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