Mangels Ranch Adobe - Fairfield, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 13.800 W 122° 07.900
10S E 575999 N 4231690
Quick Description: This marker is located in the Pony Express Business Park in Fairfield, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2010 5:58:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM8AWB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 8

Long Description:
Possibly dating back to 1836, this adobe structure is one of the oldest in Solano County [California].

The structure remains a mystery with many theories as to who constructed it and what it was used for. One such idea is that it was part of the mission system and provided shelter to missionaries and their converts.

In addition the site was on the route of both Stages Lines and the Pony Express (1860-1861) route from Sacramento to the Benicia Ferry and on to Oakland. This route was used when the steams ship could not navigate the Sacramento River or riders missed the connection with the ships to San Francisco.

The site was part of the original 230 acres acquired in 1876 by Louis Mangels from money earned during his days as a cooper in San Francisco.

Because this site has been part of the history of California and Solano County it was preserved by Headwaters Development to provide inspiration, education and a monument to the adventurous spirit which is… California!

Dedicated October 10th 2007
Visit Instructions:
1) Locate and photograph a monument or memorial to the Pony Express, be it a stone or a mural or a roadside sign.

2) The standard rules apply: a photo of the goal and one of your GPS unit - no vacation photos or web downloads will be accepted.

3) Include the coordinates of the location and the name of the city or town in your log.

4) Feel free to include as much history as you'd like. Educate us!
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