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CHL No. 943 Jensen Alvarado Ranch - Riverside


NO. 943 CORNELIUS AND MERCEDES JENSON RANCH - Danish sea captain Cornelius Jensen sailed to San Francisco during the Gold Rush to sell his cargo. In 1854 he settled in Agua Mansa, established a store, and married Mercedes Alvarado, a descendant of a pioneer Californio family. The Jensens purchased this ranch in 1865 and began planting vineyards and orchards. They used local materials to build their house which is of Danish vernacular design. The Jensens made this ranch an important civic, social, business, and agricultural center.


4350 Riverview Drive (see note below)
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Use this address to find entrance to park: 4307 Briggs Street, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

NO. 943 JENSON RANCH - Marker