Friday, November 26, 2010

More on San Lorenzo

The photo shows our campsite in San Lorenzo Park in the morning sun after a cold night in the mid 20’s.  Although cold here, it is dry and sunny, and we are looking forward to exploring the area.  I’m always curious about history and names and places.  As it turns out this area was orginally a 22,000 acre Mexican land grant given to Feliciano Soberanes in 1841, called Rancho San Lorenzo.  In 1884 Charles King purchased 13,000 acres of Rancho San Lorenzo, started wheat farming, and founded the town as King’s City.

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