Purissima California - Part 6 "Hobbel's Pond"

Purissima California - Part 6 "Hobbel's Pond"

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When Henry Hobbel arrived in Purissima he purchased 1000 acres of land and hired about 50 men to work his plantation. They grew everything from wheat to corn, barley and even potatoes. At the time the land was fertile to a degree it still is as ranching does continue to transpire in the region. I am going to take our viewers to a pond more then likely this open area was Henry's ranch then again its possible that at one time some of the townsite could have resided here. Hobbel eventually loaned out far to much money after trying to become a general store owner slowly letting going of his farming dreams. He ended up losing his land, mansion and even his wife in 1885. He would die an old lonely man in Purissima in 1895. Not much would have changed back in the day the townsfolk would have fished in the nearby creek and possibly even this pond. One can imagine that at one time in the 1800's these hillsides had crops growing everywhere as Purissima was really an agricultural center which brought in the Chinese, Irish and German immigrants who sought work here. The lower foothills of Purissima had great land for ranching while higher up in the mountains the real cream of the crop was its redwood trees.

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