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Santa Paula y Saticoy Ranch of Edward C. Converse at the Santa Clara River, Santa Paula, 1922
Date Created and/or Issued
February 1922
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
When the St. Francis Dam broke in 1928 upstream a devastating flood came down the river, very wide at a speed of 5 miles (8 km) per hour, adding the rancho's river adjacent settlements to the losses and destruction. (Wikipedia)
Edward C. Converse is one of three heirs to a fortune of more than $100,000,000 from his father's death.
On the property of the original Mexican land grant of Rancho Santa Paula y Saticoy. The ranch was purchaseed by Edmund C. Converse, Jr. in 1908.
The picture is taken from the edge of the riverbank showing the sunlight reflecting against the slow current. Across the river are low structures that look like houses.
Photograph appears with the article, "Cowboy is Multimillionaire," Los Angeles Times, 05 Feb 1922: II1.
Text from newspaper caption: View of ranch across Santa Clara river
Text from negative sleeve: CONVERSE RANCH
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Ranches--California--Santa Paula
Converse, Edmund C., Jr., 1882-1826
Santa Clara River (Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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