gift, and now prominently hangs by our front door. It reminds me of a story in the book The Blond Ranchero of how a
Rancho Nipomo bell mare played an important role in retrieving horses Fremont’s battalion had mistakenly taken from the rancho on their march down California during the Mexican-American War.
The Blond Ranchero was written by Rocky Dana, the great-grandson of Captain Dana. A bible of historical information about happenings on the old California rancho, it is primary resource reading for Dana Adobe docents. If you enjoy history, it’s available at:
South County Historical Society
History Center of San Luis Obispo County
Happy Reading in 2013!