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dc.contributor.author Praetzellis, Mary en
dc.contributor.author Praetzellis, Adrian en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-17T02:11:37Z en
dc.date.available 2015-03-17T02:11:37Z en
dc.date.issued 1998 en
dc.identifier.citation Praetzellis, Mary; Praetzellis, Adrien. 1998. "Further Tales of the Vasco." Historical Archaeology 32.1 (1998): 55-65. en
dc.identifier.issn 0440-9213 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/136231 en
dc.description.abstract As the inlet pipe was ceremoniously opened, filling the long awaited reservoir for the very first time, the Vasco Adobe disappeared beneath the waters of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir. Built in the 1850s by a group of rough Basque cattle ranchers, the adobe had been the scene of tragedies, feuds, fights, failures, and betrayals. Its occupants made and lost fortunes for themselves, and for their lawyers. Only when the cascading series of lawsuits was settled was the adobe abandoned and its residents moved into a plain, wooden house. Melted by rain and buried by flood silts, the adobe remark ably survived the ownership of Oscar Starr, inventor of the Caterpillar tractor, who test-drove his bulldozers on the ranch. It also survived the tenure of gun-toting San Francisco socialite and party-girl, Edith Ordway, who buried her toothless pet raccoon next to the old building's remains. Archaeologists, historians, architects, and folklorists studied the Vasco Adobe so that its stories would not be lost beneath the waters of Los Vaqueros Reservoir. en
dc.description.uri http://www.sha.org/index.php/view/page/journal en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Historical Archaeology en
dc.relation.uri The definitive version of this article is available at: http://www.sha.org/index.php/view/page/journal en
dc.rights Published by and copyright of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The definitive version of this article is available at: http://www.sha.org/index.php/view/page/journal en
dc.subject Vasco Adobe, California en
dc.subject Contra Costa County, Calfornia en
dc.title Further Tales of the Vasco en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.journal Historical Archaeology en
dc.contributor.sonomaauthor Praetzellis, Mary en
dc.contributor.sonomaauthor Praetzellis, Adrian en


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