California Historical Landmarks in Santa Clara County

California Historical Landmark 524
Juana Briones De Miranda Site
4157 Old Adobe Road
Palo Alto

California Historical Landmark #524: Juana Briones De Miranda Site

  California Historical Landmark #524: Juana Briones De Miranda Site

8 February 2011
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Site of Juana Briones De Miranda Home on Rancho La Purisima Concepcion

In 1844 Juana de Briones de Miranda, a pioneer Latina property owner, businesswoman and humanitarian, purchased the 4,439 acre Rancho La Purisima Concepcion from Indian grantee Jose Gorgornio. The grant extended two miles south, encompassing Foothill College and most of Los Altos Hills. The site of the home that was constructed of earth inside a wooden crib is located up this street at 4155 Old Adobe Road. In addition to raising her seven children, Juana managed a large cattle ranch and was a noted curandera.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 524

Plaque placed by California State Parks in cooperation with Juana Briones Heritage Foundation and the City of Palo Alto, March 12, 2007.

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