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By Charlie Musser

In response to legend, the identify San Marcos may be attributed to a gaggle of Spaniards who, whereas out on a challenge to trap suspected horse thieves, accidently stumbled upon a stunning little valley at the banquet day of St. Mark. This little valley could stay moderately populated for years yet to come, as a Mexican land provide tenanted through vaqueros, an agricultural salvation for homesteading early Californians, and the positioning of small cities that might approximately disappear among the pages of historical past. With the arriving of the Santa Fe Railroad, eventual respectable incorporation in 1963, and non-stop development this day, San Marcos has shaped an id as a prospering and transforming into group that also keeps the texture of a rural small city.

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24 Reynold Bascomb Borden (far right), a local of Arkansas, married Julia McKendree Borden (second from left) in 1873 after which set out on a cross-country wagon trek to Downey, California. In 1882, they introduced their 3 kids Dora, Lea, and John (standing) to the Richland Valley, the place they homesteaded 335 acres east of the rancho. The Bordens raised bees and grew grain within the box the place Richland trouble-free could later stand. They equipped a two-story southern-style mansion, accomplished in 1884, utilizing skinny, overlapping, horizontal wood forums for the partitions. This picture of the home round 1940 exhibits the columns and deck extra by way of later proprietor Margaret Jorgenson, who additionally put in what turned the 1st indoor rest room in San Marcos. 25 William Justice, a Texan, additionally got here to the Richland Valley en course from Downey, California, in 1882. Justice was once married to Margaret Ann service provider and had 10 young children. This picture is assumed to teach Justice’s granddaughters Maud and Viola, born within the Richland Valley. Justice used to be a preacher and gave the realm the identify Richland for being a land wealthy with good looks. different names linked to the San Marcos sector contain John W. Isbell, a street builder; Juan and Marie Itzaina, Basque sheepherders; and Charles Wing Johnston, a retired military veteran who had stood shield over condemned Sioux warriors following an rebellion in Minnesota. Johnston lived within the Johnston-Hannegan condominium close to Rock Springs highway, proven right here, sooner than his dying. 26 Three Your identify the following, California starting in 1883, James Frances Barham, together with his son John Henry Barham (center), laid out the city of Barham at the northwest nook of C highway, shortly Rancho Santa Fe street, and Encinitas highway, shortly San Marcos side road. The Couts property sued Barham for land infringement, yet via January 1884, the place of work of the overseer declared the land outdoor the limits of the rancho and unfastened for homesteading. 27 William Webster Borden (center, with beard) grew to become the main admired citizen of Barham. whereas serving because the town’s postmaster, schoolteacher, and preacher, each Saturday Borden could unencumber the 1st neighborhood newspaper, Our Paper, which later grew to become the obvious fact. The paper featured neighborhood happenings, political views, and self-promotion for “Shabbytown,” because the city used to be usually stated, and used to be “devoted to the merchandising of intelligence and advantage. ” via 1887, a long lawsuit referring to inheritance of the rancho following the demise of Cave Johnson Couts used to be made up our minds, and Ysidora Bandini Couts used to be in a position to get rid of the valuables. The rancho at the beginning bought to New Yorker O. S. Hubbell for $225,000, who one month later offered it for $233,000 to a true property crew lately included because the San Marcos Land corporation, whose neighborhood place of work is pictured the following. 28 Taking care of neighborhood affairs for the San Marcos Land corporation used to be Worden Grove Jacobs, the loquacious resident land agent and animal lover. Jacobs later resigned and moved to Humboldt County, the place he was once blinded in an business twist of fate.

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