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Episode 024: A Tale of Two Ranchos

Have you ever imagined what was Burbank like before it was ever Burbank? The origins of California as a state started with Spanish occupation and the granting of ranchos to various men of importance. Burbank is built on the land of two of those ranchos and this month's podcast is dedicated to the story of Rancho San Rafael and Rancho Providencia.  



Transcript of Episode 024: A Tale of Two Ranchos


Map of the Spanish and Mexican Ranchos


Californio Caballero

Governor Manuel Micheltorena


San Fernando Mission


Burbank Ranchers

Last Remaining Compass Tree