State Historic Park
Explore - Los Encinos State Historic Park
Los Encinos Beyond the Adobe explores the cultural, historical, and agricultural attributes of Los Encinos State Historic Park, located in Encino California. The program begins with information about the Indigenous people that call this area home, the Western Tongva/Fernandeño tribe. Through the centuries the area has been home to Native peoples, the Spanish Crown, Mexico, and then becoming part of the United States in 1850. Highlights include discussing the once 4,500-acre Rancho, the 172-year-old De la Osa Adobe, the 149-year-old Garnier building, the natural hot spring and duck pond, and various native plants, trees, and animals.
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Los Encinos State Historic Park is located at the Native village of Siutcanga, meaning the place of the oaks, from which over 75% of the FTBMI descends. The natural spring provided a year-round source of water for our ancestors for thousands of years. In the Mexican period, our ancestors received the Rancho Encino land grant under Mexican trust and protection. However, the land was lost just several years later in the American Period due to sharp business practices of a neighboring Spaniard named Vicente de la Osa. Today, you can visit the historic adobe, Garnier building, natural water spring, and see the well-known traditional trade route now known as Ventura Blvd.