Steve's folks have not lived here long and we realized we know very little about their new hometown. We went on a explore and discovered a great deal. For instance, in 1873 Basque sheep rancher Juan Murrieta bought 52,000 acres of ranch land for $52,000. Hence the name!
|This 1900 building housed the first post office, court house and general store. It is now a variety of shops and still very much there.|