By Charlie Musser
In response to legend, the identify San Marcos may be attributed to a gaggle of Spaniards who, whereas out on a project to catch suspected horse thieves, accidently stumbled upon a stunning little valley at the banquet day of St. Mark. This little valley may stay in moderation populated for years yet to come, as a Mexican land furnish tenanted through vaqueros, an agricultural salvation for homesteading early Californians, and the location of small cities that might approximately disappear among the pages of heritage. With the coming of the Santa Fe Railroad, eventual legit incorporation in 1963, and non-stop development at the present time, San Marcos has shaped an identification as a prospering and growing to be group that also keeps the texture of a rural small city.
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The intended instigator of the killings, William Marshall, who used to be captured and sentenced to hold, were a suitor of Alvarado’s spouse, Lugarda Osuna, who followed Marshall to the gallows. After the top of the Mexican-American struggle, Lorenzo Soto filed a declare for the rancho with the us Land fee in 1851, most likely benefiting from the confusion surrounding the possession of Mexican land supplies, now part of usa territory. After Soto’s dying, his widow, Maria Ygnacia Morena, married Tomas Alvarado, half proprietor of Rancho Monserate. Alvarado offered the San Marcos land and farm animals to Cave Johnson Couts, sub-agent for the San Luis Rey Luiseño Band of undertaking Indians in 1866. 14 Cave Johnson Couts used to be a West element graduate and previous slaveholder in Tennessee earlier than marrying Ysidora Bandini. they'd stay at Rancho Guajome, which used to be a marriage current from Ysidora’s brother-in-law Abel Stearns. Couts could gather titanic quantities of estate and political effect and dwell like a monarch, whole with sprawling adobes, Luiseño indentured servants, and 20,000 acres of land together with the San Marcos rancho applied for grazing farm animals. Willard J. Whitney was once a colourful viticulturist who frequently wrote letters to the editor of the San Diego Union giving suggestion on grape turning out to be and wine making. Whitney homesteaded a ranch close to current concord Grove from 1869 to 1886. by means of 1889, Public Land Survey maps commemorated Whitney through naming San Marcos’s tallest height Whitney’s top (later Mount Whitney). 15 Born a relative to creators of the MerriamWebster Dictionary, Gustavus French Merriam received front into the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1854 and used to be ultimately promoted to significant in the course of the Civil battle. After marrying Mary Elizabeth “Nina” Scott and settling in Topeka, Kansas, for a time, the foremost moved his kinfolk to the dual Oaks Valley looking for a delicate weather to assist increase his wife’s unwell healthiness in 1875. the unique Merriam home used to be outfitted with fabrics hauled from San Diego alongside the Poway grade, a tricky journey revamped the process a number of days. The Merriam kinfolk had collected small quantities of fabrics themselves and, utilizing ox-drawn carts with sturdy wooden wheels borrowed from the Bandini relations, started to manage a house upon arrival. the most important is seated within the heritage at the correct. sixteen Within 4 days of cost, the Merriam relations used to be accosted through 4 rifle-touting vaqueros saying that the kinfolk was once on estate owned by means of the rancho and they had 24 hours to “get overseas. ” Gustavus Merriam, who had earlier surveying adventure, spoke back that he knew the place the valuables strains have been and that the dwelling house used to be located north of rancho land. The relations could remain placed yet now not with out non-stop harassment through the vaqueros, who at evening could force horses onto the fields of plants the relations had planted, devastating crop yields. In reaction, the relations might flip to elevating honeybees as a money crop. Honey will be shipped to San Francisco after which to Australia in 25-gallon pine barrels.