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The Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum

  • Constructed: 1857
  • Architect: Vicenta Carrillo
  • Location: Warner Springs, California

Built in 1857 by Vicenta Carrillo, a prominent early Californian woman rancher, the Warner-Carrillo Ranch House served as the Butterfield Stage Stop and was California's first regular overland stage connection with St. Louis. Located within a huge expanse of open land, the site possesses a historic setting that has remained virtually unchanged since the mid 19th century. With its multilayered history, the adobe ranch house tells the story of the emigrant trail, the overland stage, and the prominent ranching history of the area.

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