Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Eagle Tree

Southeast corner of N Short Ave & E Poppy Ave
Compton, CA 90221


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The Eagle Tree, also known as Station No. 1, is the only living natural boundary in existence used to survey and re-survey the 75,000 land grant given to Juan Jose Dominguez otherwise known as the Rancho San Pedro. Natural landmarks were used on every large-sized trace, depending on the character of the terrain. These included creek beds or arroyos, shore lines, isolated trees, clumps of bushes, and even skulls of cattle et on piles of stones or fixed in the crotch of a tree-stump. The Eagle tree is one of those natural landmarks.

It became known as the Eagle Tree because a family of eagles formerly nested in its higher branches. This unique part of the Rancho’s history should be promoted and preserved since it gives us an idea of how the original land grants were surveyed and what landmarks were used. Currently it has an unofficial recognition by the Native Daughters of the Gold West placed in 1947. Efforts are being made to make it a State Landmark.




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    Guided Tours of the Adobe Museum are Offered (Adobe is only open for guided tours):
    • First Thursday and Friday of Each Month
    • Every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday
    • Tours are at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
    • No Reservations Needed for Parties Under 10
    • Tours del adobe están disponibles en español el segundo domingo de cada mes
    • Adobe tours available in Spanish the 2nd Sunday of each month
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    • Mr. William Barger
    • Mr. Tom Huston
    • Brother Rene Lepage, C.M.F.
    • Mr. Manny Marrero
    • Father Frank Ferrante, C.M.F
    • Mr. John F. Watkins
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    • Rev. Patrick J. McPolin, C.M.F.

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