September 30, 2014

NPS Presents Ranching History, March 22

 

Thousand Oaks, CA—The National Park Service invites the public to tour historic Rancho Sierra Vista on Saturday, March 22, 9 to 11 a.m. In addition to an easy one-mile hike of the area, visitors of all ages can meet the National Park Service patrol horses, Cache and Bay, and view a brief horse demonstration.

Located in Newbury Park, Rancho Sierra Vista's ranching history stretches back to 1803, when former soldiers Jose Polanco and Ignacio Rodriquez were granted Rancho El Conejo by the King of Spain. Through the years, this 48,672-acre land grant was subdivided and sold to various landowners. Modern ranching began here in 1937 when Carl Beal christened the area Rancho Sierra Vista.

The event is free and open to the public. Exit Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101) to south on Lynn Road for 5.25 miles to Via Goleta and Portrero Rd. in Newbury Park. Entrance is on the left. Meet in the main parking lot at 9 am. (entering “Rancho Sierra Vista” into a GPS system will take you to the wrong entrance).

Contact (805) 370-2301 for more information.