Nancy Kelsey Historical

Nancy Kelsey Historical (HM1WUI)

Location: New Cuyama, CA 93254 Santa Barbara County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 56.861', W 119° 41.308'

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By being the sole woman to join the Bidwell - Barttleston Party. The earliest organized overland immigrant party into California. Nancy Kelsey became the first American woman to come across the plains and transverse the rugged Sierra Nevada. She arrived on foot in 1841 carrying her infant daughter, Ann.

Nancy followed her husband from Missouri to California. Up to Oregon and back. On To Mexico and Texas then back again to various locations in California, where in Los Angeles she was widdered in 1888. Following her loss, Nancy returned to Cuyama and homesteaded an area up an oak studded canyon. She raised chickens and vegetables to support herself until her death in 1896. The local community called her the "Angel Of Cuyama" because of her generosity toward the infirmed. As was her wish, Nancy was buried in a store bought coffin purchased by her friends. It was brought in from Santa Maria by horse.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1994
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus De La Guerra y Pacheco 1.5 Peter Lebec 1866
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 254485 N 3870542
Decimal Degrees34.94768333, -119.68846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.861', W 119° 41.308'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 51.66" N, 119° 41' 18.48" W
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Area Code(s)661
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4855 Primero St, New Cuyama CA 93254, US
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