By Charlie Musser
In accordance with legend, the identify San Marcos may be attributed to a bunch of Spaniards who, whereas out on a venture to catch suspected horse thieves, accidently stumbled upon a stunning little valley at the dinner party day of St. Mark. This little valley might stay moderately populated for years yet to come, as a Mexican land supply tenanted via vaqueros, an agricultural salvation for homesteading early Californians, and the positioning of small cities that may approximately disappear among the pages of background. With the arriving of the Santa Fe Railroad, eventual reputable incorporation in 1963, and non-stop development at the present time, San Marcos has shaped an id as a prospering and turning out to be group that also keeps the texture of a rural small city.
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Less than, the Merriam relatives is accrued less than the dual Oaks timber, situated close to the Merriam domestic, and then significant Merriam named the dual Oaks Valley. 21 Outside of the dual Oaks Valley, in 1879, Jose “William Joseph” Wilson (standing at correct in again) moved from Ventura County to Meadowlark Ranch along with his daughters Josefa and Rosa (left and moment from left) and spouse Refugio Gonzales (second from correct in back). The Wilsons’ ranch straddled the rancho to the south, they usually subsisted along the households of Juan Ortega, vaquero at the rancho; Alexander wood worker; and William B. Couts, brother of Cave Johnson Couts. Tomasa Gonzales Peralta Tico, the daughter of Refugio Gonzales Wilson and her first, deceased husband Pablo Gonzales, additionally settled with the Wilson relations. Tomasa initially married Victorino Peralta, who died in 1887, after which married Juan Tico, who homesteaded simply south of current Questhaven highway, then known as the Fresno Valley. 22 Salvador Gonzales, brother to Tomasa Gonzales Peralta Tico, is pictured above along with his niece, Tomasa’s daughter, Beatrice Peralta. Salvador Gonzales got land adjoining to the Meadowlark Ranch that might turn into the Meadowlark Cemetery. The cemetery is now positioned in the middle divide close to the intersection of Rancho Santa Fe highway and Meadowlark force. Entombed there are Tomasa Tico, who died of tuberculosis; her son Alfredo; her sister’s partner's father Casildo Figueroa; his grandson Jose; neighborhood rancher Felipe Sanchez; and ranch palms Jose Urbano and Ramon Morales. Morales used to be shot via Parker pricey Jr. , grandson of Cave Johnson Couts, after an issue over wine. whereas pricey was once acquitted, judged appearing in self-defense, Morales’s mom begged the relations to permit her son to be buried on their land. 23 En direction from Germany whereas trying to hop send to Hawaii, August Huchting (seen here), turned so inspired with Ventura County’s lima bean construction, he stayed placed and married Marie perception Gonzales, daughter of Refugio Gonzales. They moved to the Richland Valley in 1882 and lived in an previous ranch apartment positioned inside rancho limitations prior to relocating to Meadowlark Ranch to be close to the Wilson and Gonzales family members. James Frances Barham, seated together with his spouse Jane and daughter Sarah Barham chippie, at one time owned a hundred acres in Santa Ana, which grandson Thomas Barham defined was once got by way of the Santa Fe Railroad after railroad brokers “got grandpa beautiful tipsy,” forcing the family members to maneuver south. The Barhams have been indexed within the 1880 census of San Marcos yet didn't formally dossier a dwelling house till 1883. 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 little ones 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 straightforward might later stand.