Jensen Alvarado Ranch and Museum
The Jensen Alvarado Ranch and Museum is located in Rubidoux, California. It was established in 1868 by former sea captain Cornelius Jensen who built a house and several other structures in the coming years. Visitors can get a glimpse of what life was like in the California during the late 19th century. Many items used by the Jensen's are on display including furniture, utensils, and farming equipment. Interpreters are dressed in era clothing and offer demonstrations of tortilla making and butter making, weaving, and farming techniques. A windmill, milk house and other structures also remain on the site. The ranch was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and is also a California Historical Landmark.
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