Rancho Santa Fe

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-20
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Nestled amongst a forest of eucalyptus trees and hidden behind private gates are the beautiful homes of the ultra-successful: CEO s of major corporations, sports celebrities, movie stars, musicians, politicians, and astronauts. This exclusive community is Rancho Santa Fe, and it is truly the town the railroad built. Though it began as a failed attempt to grow lumber for its railroad ties, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway soon transformed the area into an exclusive community offering "gentlemen's estates." Among the first to sign on were Hollywood's reigning couple, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Santa Fe officials hired the best engineers, architects, landscape architects, and naturalists to affect a utopian community. It was not long before Rancho Santa Fe was home to celebrities such as Bing Crosby, Howard Hughes, and astronaut Wally Schirra.

Author Biography

The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society was established in 1984 for the purpose of collection, preservation, and interpretation of the community's local history. Here it proudly presents the story of Rancho Santa Fe, including rare and never-before-published photographs selected from its archives.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Rancho San Dieguito and the Osuna Legacyp. 11
The Eucalyptus Experiment and a Change of Coursep. 23
Rancho San Dieguito becomes "Rancho Santa Fe"p. 41
The Santa Fe Land Improvement Companyp. 53
The Architecture of Lilian J. Ricep. 69
The People of Rancho Santa Fep. 85
The Protective Covenantp. 103
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