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January II, 2012 The Julian News 9 i r We have our own private parking lot behind the office... entrance off 'C" Street ORNER WWW. lan- TREET P.O, Box 1000 Julian/CA 92036 Especially nice custom 4 bed/3 bath home in the historic village of Julian. Located on a choice 2/3 acre site on the edge of town within walking distance of everything! Built in 2007, 2361 sq ft, gourmet kitchen, two car garage, beautiful south- ern views off the balcony. Don t miss this one. Priced below the cost to build at $549,000' CHARMING AND IMMACULATE - Mountain Home in the trees above Lake Cuyamaca with a view of the lake. Cozy Living room has fireplace with pellet insert, 2 bed rooms, deck and an extra room downstairs. Cedar wood inside and out. PRICED AT $279,000 WOODED MOUNTAIN HOME With 2 bedrooms, open floor plan, decks, many mature trees, garage, large shed and an extra .25 acre lot. Would make a great weekend hideaway or retirement home. Seller motivated. REDUCED TO $180,000 NEW QUALITY HOME on 1.97 wooded acres in Pine Hills. Much attention toI COZY CABIN IN THE TREES in Pine Hills on a details. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, dream kitchen, with[II nicely wooded lot. Owner will consider carrying large center isle and Granite counter tops, large[ll for a qualified buyer with substantial down pay- frontyard, double attached garage and views! I ment. The adjoining lot also available for sale. was 7. 00 ReducedTo $650,000 PRICED AT $149,000 Pleasant home with lots of light, open floor plan, Charming and immaculate country home. Two hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, warm wood bedroom, plus bonus room. Hardwood floors, stove and skylights. Two bedrooms, two baths and ]l open- beam wood ceilings, claw foot tub, tons of inside laundry room. Deck and balcony with views ][[ upgrades. Usable half acre plus with large trees and of the woodect lot an.d neighboring hills. [[ areas for gardens. Ready for you to move right in. A great buy at $217,000 $286,000 SIXTEEN ACRE JULIAN RANCH - MEADOWS, TREES, VIEWS This ranch is located in a very desirable area of Julian - with easy access off a paved road with choice 16 acres - some quite level and some sloping, with fencing and cross-fencing. The farm house has been upgraded and remodeled. There is a separate guest cottage, a barn/workshop, outbuildings, mature oaks, cedars, and four large English Walnut trees in the front yard. This ranch has been in the same family for many years. PRICED AT $540,000 AVAILABLE LAND One Acre parcel in Shelter Valley reasonably priced at $22,000 Desert Views from this One Acre, $22,000 Kentwood - .62 Acre big views. $49,000 Nice Site - .62 Acre, has septic layout, views, trees. Priced at $75,000 " Cuyamaca: 4.32 Acres, great views, has septic layout $125,000 Harrison Park: 5 Acres, well, electricity. septic in, views. $165,000 CHOICE PARCEL IN JULIAN ESTATES - 4.24 I Pine Hills: 1.28 Acres, septic layout, Acres at the end of the road. Many large oaks and ines, views, under round ower and hone, I trees, views. $169,000 P g .P P paved roads, gated commumty. Julian Estates: 4.7 Acres, has a well and PRICED AT $174,000 fantastic views. $179,000 Juli Zerbe, Broker Associate emaih Rose Steadman, Broker / Owner Melo-de Savage, Realtor Associate email: Kirby Winn, Realtor Associate email: Highway S-2 by Ed Huffman Julian Historical Society I was picking up my mail at the Santa Ysabel Post Office on Friday, December 30, 2011 and noticed five pickup trucks and recreational vehicles pulling trailers turn northbound on Highway 79 from eastbound Highway 78 Two of the vehicles pulled to the east side of Highway 79, probably to pick up pies at the Julian Pie Company. The destination of these travelers was obviously the desert of east of our Peninsular Mountain Range via San Diego County Highway S-2 south of Warner Springs. My thoughts went to the first travelers of what we now know as Highway S-2 and the hardships of travel in the early days along this route. The travelers of today carry water, food, children and pets, off road vehicles, firewood and many other comforting items to enjoy camping in the once remote and deadly area of the Sonoran & Yuha Deserts. What was it that made this route so very important in the history of the State of California from as far north as Oregon Border to the International Boundary with Mexico. The importance is the mountain pass that today we know as Teofulio Summit, or in days gone by as Warner's Pass and San Felipe Pass. The name Teofulio was given to the pass in honor of Teofulio Helm, a 1906 homesteader in the area of the pass and prior to San Felipe Pass descending into Warner Springs photo by Ed Huffman that it was called Warner's Pass in honor of Jonathan T. Warner, owner of the Warner Ranch via a Mexican Land Grant in 1844. It was also referred to as San Felipe Pass in honor of the Mexican Land Grant "RanCho San Felipe"in the lower valley granted to Felipe Castillo in 1846. What was the causing factor to have a highway across the desert? Spanish settlement is the answer to that question. When the Spanish had control of what we know as California, it was extremely hard to bring supplies via ships. The prevailing winds of the Pacific made it very expensive, difficult and risky to ship supplies up the coast from Mexican and South American seaports. Often the ships were lost at sea and all personnel and supplies perished. Spanish explorers spent almost two hundred years exploring the deserts of North America in search of supply routes for the Coastal California areas. Finally the Portola Expedition with Padre Junipero Serra established a settlement in San Diego in 1769, but the supplies still came by ship. The early Spanish Soldiers of the San Diego Presidio were given the task to find a route to Sonora Mexico via today's' Yuma Crossing. Juan Bautista de Anza found a route through the desert in the 1770's, but it was only a trail for horses or persons on foot. It traveled through today's Borrego Springs Area and crossed the mountains on a route to the San Gabriel Mission in the Los Angeles Area. Alferez Jose Velasquez was given the task to find a supply route to Yuma in 1783 and made a four day attempt to find a pass over the Laguna and Cuyamaca Mountains as a supply route. A predecessor to Velasquez, Pedro Fages, actually found a trail over the mountains as early as 1772, but it was only for horses or foot traffic. Velasquez failed, but made the first map of the mountains of San Diego County and a four page diary of his travels, a copy of each is now owned by the Julian Historical Society. The Spanish failed in finding a direct land supply route, capable of wagon traffic, from San Diego to the Colorado River and it was not until 1824 that a pass was discovered over the mountains of San Diego County by happenstance. By then, Mexico won independence from Spain and California was part of Mexico. Lt Santiago Arg0ello and Mexioan Soldiers from San Diego were. assigned to stop raiding Indians at the outlying ranches. The Lieutenant and his troops chased a band of Indians with stolen horses around the north end of Volcan Mountain, through San Felipe Pass, down San Felipe Valley, through Vallecito and Carrizo areas and on to the Colorado. The band of Indians was trading the horses with the Quechan Indians along the river when Arg0ello caught up with them. He was smart enough not to attack the Quechan Indians, as they were many in number and fierce fighters. Perhaps the County Highway $2 in San Felipe Valley photo by Ed Huffman Spanish should have persuaded the local Indians to show them the route; it is obvious today that the Indians knew the route long before Arg0ello found it. Once again in July of 1825, the Mexicans were out in-force chasing the Indians across the desert, but once again their efforts were fruitless and they came home empty handed. The real importance of the route came into being in November 1846, when the American Army of the West, under the leadership of Colonel Stephen Watts Kearhy marched from Leavenworth, Kansas via the Santa Fe Trail to California. He crossed the Colorado River and followed the Mexican Route through the desert to Carrizo Wash, Vallecito, San Felipe Valley and using San Felipe Pass to Warner's Ranch. Behind Kearny came the Mormon Battalion in January, 1847 with supply wagons to support Kearny and the American Army of the West. The route became known as the Southern Immigrant Trail during and after the California Gold Rushin 1849. The persons from the Southern United States and Mexico used the route to reach the Gold Fields of Northern California. The next important use of the route was when the stage coaches of the Butterfield Stage rolled over the route in 1858. They even had a stage stop at Vallecito, San Felipe (Scissors Crossing as we know it today) continued on page 11