By Charlie Musser
In keeping with legend, the identify San Marcos should be attributed to a bunch of Spaniards who, whereas out on a venture to trap suspected horse thieves, accidently stumbled upon a gorgeous little valley at the ceremonial dinner day of St. Mark. This little valley could stay carefully populated for years yet to come, as a Mexican land provide tenanted by means of vaqueros, an agricultural salvation for homesteading early Californians, and the location of small cities that might approximately disappear among the pages of heritage. With the arriving of the Santa Fe Railroad, eventual reputable incorporation in 1963, and non-stop development this day, San Marcos has shaped an id as a prospering and turning out to be group that also keeps the texture of a rural small city.
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The ranch residence used to be perched atop the hill on Fulton street with a massive pepper tree within the backyard out entrance. The kin harvested oat and hay on land that's now commonly Madrid Manor cellular domestic Park, even supposing the home nonetheless stands. From left to correct, John, Ida, “Bluebell,” and Albert Fulton get pleasure from watermelon at the Fulton Ranch. Anna Eloise Fulton acquired the identify Bluebell as a result of her eyes being “as blue as bluebells. ” She grew to become a instructor on the outdated Richland institution in 1915 yet used to be reprimanded by way of the critical who stated, “Bluebell isn't really a dignified identify for a faculty instructor. ” 38 Francisco Lusardi, moment from left, got here from Italy to California in 1866 and homesteaded close to trendy Rancho Bernardo in a space often called the Lusardi District the place he might marry and lift a kin. In 1896, Lusardi traded his curiosity within the district for one hundred sixty acres in Aliso Canyon, this day referred to as Elfin wooded area. Andrew Nicholas and Anna Marie Nordahl arrived with their kin within the Richland Valley in 1893 and lived during this condominium on Nordahl highway. A relatives of Swedish immigrants, the Nordahls might prosper from grain farming. Andrew Nicholas used to be additionally one in all the 1st neighborhood preachers and held Sunday church prone in Swedish within the Richland Schoolhouse. 39 Swiss immigrants often called the Bucher kinfolk arrived in San Marcos from Nebraska and lived close to the Nordahls. The Nordahl and Bucher households have been joined with the wedding of Andrew Nicholas Nordahl’s son Andrew William to Alice Bucher. Pictured in 1918 from left to correct, Joseph “Ed” Bucher, Gertie Bucher, Ida Nordahl, Alice Bucher Nordahl, and Ella Nordahl stand in entrance of the Nordahl place of dwelling sooner than a Sunday church provider. outfitted by means of Joseph “Ed” Bucher in 1895, the Bucher-Grangetto residence as soon as stood off Nordahl highway at the Buchers’ 20-acre farmland. Later got by way of the Grangetto relations, the home used to be moved to 961 Richland street in 1983, the place it stands this present day. This photo indicates the place the home stood simply sooner than being moved. forty The Hartshorn relations traveled from Illinois to settle within the Richland Valley in 1890 and left a long-lasting architectural impact upon San Marcos. The Hartshorn and wooden place of abode, proven right here round 1895, was once the 1st family members domestic and used to be equipped by way of Horace Hartshorn upon arrival, with the Golden place of abode to the perfect. In 2001, a time tablet was once unearthed to the proper of the two-story apartment, which nonetheless stands as a part of forest Park. Horace Hartshorn additionally equipped the Blake-Short apartment in 1893, positioned off Rock Springs highway close to the kin place of abode visible the following at the far-off hill dusted by means of snow in 1949. The Hartshorn relatives might in simple terms stay in Richland till 1905; by way of 1907, Charles Hartshorn used to be the performing marshal of El Centro, California. forty-one A 3rd architectural stamp the Hartshorns left on San Marcos continues to be because the HartshornSolomon-Olmsted condominium, pictured above in 1926 at its unique place on Rock Springs street, which used to be the most wagon highway among San Marcos and Escondido. in-built 1893 by means of an area builder named McDonald for Horace Hartshorn’s father, the Palmway Ranch featured an extended row of palm timber best up the driveway, obvious lower than with a small boy taking part in at the carriage step.