Estancia La California, being central to the family, appears in many photographs. These pages include all photographs in which it is the subject, and many others in which it is the location at which a photo was taken. Several photos also appear on other pages of the website.
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Early Photos, ca.1890
Photos taken before 1895, most are from a set of Cabinet Cards taken in late 1892 of camp life on the estancia.
Family Photos of the 1890s
Photos taken between 1890 and 1900 when La California was managed by John E. Benitz.
20th Century Photos
Photos of the estancia when managed by William O. Benitz (June, 1899), William A. Benitz (1911), & Charles A. Benitz (1956).
Benitz Family Cemetery
Photos of the cemetery over the ages. Begun in 1876 with the burial of William Benitz, family members, relatives, & employees continue of be buried there today.
© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)