Old foundation and farming equipment at Lake Ranch Reservoir

 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:02 pm      Reply with quote

Hello,I was wondering if anyone had any information on the history of Lake Ranch Reservoir. I noticed several old foundations that appear to be from the late 1800's or early 1900s.Along with some old farming equipment. I cannot find anything online. Thank You


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:34 pm      Reply with quote

bottlehunter wrote:
Hello,I was wondering if anyone had any information on the history of Lake Ranch Reservoir. I noticed several old foundations that appear to be from the late 1800's or early 1900s.Along with some old farming equipment. I cannot find anything online. Thank You


I found some information about the property if anyone else is interested....

It was owned by the Bernard family in the late 1800's.
Mr.Bernard accidentally shot and killed his son in a tragic hunting accident behind the property.
He was so filled with grief that he later committed suicide on the same property.

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:52 pm      Reply with quote

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bottlehunter wrote:
Hello,I was wondering if anyone had any information on the history of Lake Ranch Reservoir. I noticed several old foundations that appear to be from the late 1800's or early 1900s.Along with some old farming equipment. I cannot find anything online. Thank You


I found some information about the property if anyone else is interested....

It was owned by the Bernard family in the late 1800's.
Mr.Bernard accidentally shot and killed his son in a tragic hunting accident behind the property.
He was so filled with grief that he later committed suicide on the same property.


These are some of the artifacts and bottles I have found on the property.



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 9:11 am      Reply with quote

Fascinating! Thanks for the photos!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:43 pm      Reply with quote

More pictures of Lake Ranch


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BeenHereSince1956



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:48 pm      Reply with quote

The SHF Museum (us) has a paper file on BERNARD LAKE RANCH. You may want to visit us this weekend July 10, 11 and 12 after 1pm all 3 days.

I googl'd LAKE RANCH RESERVOIR--The Lake Ranch Reservoir can be found on the Castle Rock Ridge USGS quad topo map. Lake Ranch Reservoir is a reservoir in Santa Clara County in the state of California. The latitude and longitude coordinates for this reservoir are 37.2169, -122.0486 and the altitude is 1821 feet (555 meters).

Anyone interested in fishing Lake Ranch Reservoir should consult with local guides and resources before heading out to fish. Anglers who have fished Lake Ranch Reservoir are invited to submit reviews of the lake. Tell us when you went, what you caught, how the experience ranked overall. Thanks for your reviews, they help to make Fishing Works the best website for anglers.

Feature Type: Reservoir
Latitude: 37.2169
Longitude: -122.0486
Elevation: 1821 ft (555 m)

http://www.fishingworks.com/lakes/california/santa-clara/castle-rock-ridge/lake-ranch-reservoir/
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gideonputnam



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:53 pm      Reply with quote

Interesting, but...are you removing artifacts from park land (or private property with the owner's permission?)
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BeenHereSince1956



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:34 pm      Reply with quote

Removal of that location's site was most likely done with legality in mind. For example, the McWilliams home was vacated in late 1900 due to his death. Before his kin died (5 girls) most likely no one lived in that home. It is an ~1850 built home. The girls were either married or living in solitude. It was rumored that in the 1960s casual people lived in it. It was entirely moved to its present location around our bi-centennial (1976). The belongings inside this home were possibly destroyed or taken by the girls.

Idea You might want to ask the city government about locations with old stuff too!
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