Carlsbad Historical Society is scheduled for a tour at
Rancho Guajome Adobe County Park
2210 North Santa Fe in Vista
2 PM Sunday, February 27th.
The tour should take around 1 ½ hours
The event is free, courtesy of that institution, and Jerry and Tina Colling will be giving the tours.
The 1853 Adobe Ranch House is 7200 sq. feet and its 1868 chapel is adjacent. The Adobe, built by Cave J. Couts, a West Point graduate, is furnished with many pieces of the original 1800’s furniture, plus other furniture donated by the Questers. The rancher’s family lived in the Adobe until 1971, when the County of San Diego bought it and the surrounding 569 acres, ¾ of which is in Oceanside and ¼ in Vista. The original ranch of 2,200 acres was granted to two neophytes from Mission San Luis Rey by Mexican governor Pio Pico in 1845.
” I’ll take about 3 minutes to play on the 120 year old organ a tango popular in Southern California in the 19th century Rancho days, “Es El Amor Mariposa” (Love is like a butterfly.) This was among 450 Spanish and Californio songs recorded on Edison wax cylinders in 1904 by historian Charles Fletcher Lummis of Huntington Park CA. Mexican immigrants recorded these songs from memory, having received them from generations of their families.” – Jerry Colling