Nipomo and Los Berros

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Nipomo, Chumash for "at the foot of the hills," and Los Berros, Spanish for "watercress," comprise an important Central Coast area that is often overlooked by history. First established by Chumash Indians and then formally recognized in 1837 in the form of a 38,000-acre land grant from the Mexican government, the area evolved into a hidden national treasure. What started with a ranch owned by William Goodwin Dana and his wife, Maria Josefa Carrillo, quickly spread and became vast farmlands. With the arrival of the railroad and the immigration of workers, unique local goods found their way across the country and trade networks connected the region to the rest of the world. Much of this legacy still stands and can be found today if you know where to look.
ISBN: 9780738593098
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 205
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Doug Jenzen, a Nipomo resident, received a bachelor's degree from California State University Channel Islands and a master's degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has worked with the Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos, the History Center of San Luis Obispo County, the South County Historical Society, and many local citizens to collect outstanding photographs that tell the story of the wide variety of people who have called the Nipomo area home.
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