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Rancho Sisquoc
Rancho Sisquoc
Rancho Sisquoc
Rancho Sisquoc
Rancho Sisquoc
Rancho Sisquoc
Rancho Sisquoc
Rancho Sisquoc

Rancho Sisquoc

Enduring Legacy on an Historic California Land Grant Ranch

By (author) Chase Reynolds Ewald
By (author) Stephen T. Hearst
By (author) Edmund Gerald Brown Jr.
By (author) Elizabeth Clair Flood
By (author) Judy Flood Wilbur

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Publishing 1st Jun 2022
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    • Rancho Sisquoc: Enduring Legacy on an Historic California Land Grant Ranch is a richly illustrated and engagingly written portrait of one of the last intact Mexican land grant ranches; granted in 1845—One of only remaining intact land grant ranches in the U.S
    • Today Rancho Sisquoc is a cattle ranch and winery operating on one of the largest private real estate holdings in Santa Barbara County
    • One of largest private properties in Santa Barbara County at 37,000 acres, and one of first wine growing properties in Santa Barbara County
    • The ranch’s 50th anniversary as a Winery is in 2022
    • Under one family’s ownership for 70 years; 70th anniversary in 2022
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    Rancho Sisquoc: Enduring Legacy on an Historic California Land Grant Ranch celebrates the spectacular landscape, fascinating history, colourful characters, and timeless traditions of one of California’s last intact Mexican land grant ranches. The ranch’s 37,000 acres extend from the edge of the Los Padres National Forest to the lush vineyards on the mesas to fertile farmland in the bottomland, and range almost the entire length of the Sisquoc River valley in northern Santa Barbara County. Engaging text, maps, and archival documents are paired with both vintage and contemporary photographs to bring the landscape and its history to life, from prehistory to the days of the vaqueros, from turn-of-the-century homesteading to the realities of a contemporary cattle ranch, farming operation, vineyard and winery with a passionate wine club membership numbering 1,500. Forewords by former Governor Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr.—a California history enthusiast—and Stephan T. Hearst, whose interest in preservation extends to his oversight of the vast ranch lands surrounding Hearst Castle, help give readers a sense of this special place and its unique role on California history. An introduction by co-owner Judith Flood Wilbur and preface by author Elizabeth Clair Flood speak to the role the ranch has played in the lives of one family for seven decades, and their hopes for preserving it for future generations. Rancho Sisquoc: Enduring Legacy on an Historic California Land Grant Ranch will give readers a sense of this special place and its unique role in California history.

    About the Author

    Chase Reynolds Ewald is a freelance writer, columnist, and consultant and the author of fourteen books on architecture, design, cuisine, and western and rustic lifestyle. Her most recent works include Bison: Portrait of an Icon; Modern Americana; At Home in the Wine Country; and Inspired By Place, a 2021 monograph on the work of CLB Architects. A graduate of Yale and the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, she lives in Tiburon, California.

    Other contributors:

    Stephen T. Hearst is vice president and general manager of Hearst’s Western Properties. He is responsible for managing Hearst’s extensive ranching, timber, and property operations, including the historic 83,000-acre ranch surrounding Hearst Castle and the 73,000-acre Jack Ranch in Paso Robles.

    Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. served as California’s Secretary of State and Attorney General and was also the Mayor of Oakland.s He was elected as the 34th and 39th governor of California, serving from 1975 to 1983 and 2011 to 2019. He lives in Colusa County, California.

    Elizabeth Clair Flood is a writer and photographer. The author of six western-design and lifestyle books, her articles have appeared in Architectural Digest, Cowboys & Indians, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Mountain Living, and others. She lives in Wilson, Wyoming.

    Judy Flood Wilbur is co-owner of Rancho Sisquoc. She chairs the Flood Ranch Company and the Flood Corporation Board of Directors. She serves as Chair of the Brayton Wilbur Foundation and is former President and Trustee of the Commonwealth Club, Trustee Emeritus of The Asia Foundation, Trustee Emeritus of the Asian Art Museum, past President of the Hillsborough City School District, and past member of the Wilbur-Ellis Company Board of Directors. She is the recipient of numerous social service awards. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, she lives in Hillsborough, California.

    Specifications
    Publisher
    ORO Editions
    ISBN
    9781954081246
    Publish date
    1st Jun 2022
    Binding
    Hardback
    Territory
    World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan; China non-exclusive)
    Size
    305 mm x 254 mm
    Pages
    160 Pages
    Illustrations
    130 color
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