Chimineas Ranch Foundation

Chimineas Ranch Foundation Office

7870 Fairchild Ave Winnetka, California 91306

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Mystery Brand

The carved cliff seen here in Red Rock Canyon, north of the Spanish Ranch section, appears to depict an old brand, perhaps the "rafter cross L" or some other variation.  There may well be a date included, "03" perhaps indicating 1903, which is well after the establishment of the ranch.  The other figures are even a greater mystery.  This location is well off the beaten path but in 1903 may well have been part of open range that allowed access from the Cuyama Valley.

Web searches and discussions with old timers have so far been fruitless.

Contact us if you know!

Solve The Mystery!?


FROM TIME TO TIME WE RUN INTO ODD THINGS AT THE CHIMINEAS THAT NO ONE CAN EXPLAIN...HELP US IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER!


this wise old "hoot owl" was nesting at HQ in 2010 and fledged two chicks in the big old cottonwood...

Various oral histories have hinted at a tragic death on the ranch during the Arnold period.  What they seem to agree on is that somewhere in the "Taylor" section of the ranch, a dozer operator was killed when he accidentally fell from the dozer and was then run over by the tracks.  If you have any information about this incident, please let us know.