Photograph of exterior of the Machado Ranch and Stage Station at Lake Elsinor (later, 1938, known as the P.H. Ripply Place), ca.1898-1900. Looking toward the lake from the south side. Children playing in front on ground among large trees.; "Memo In RE Machado Family [part 1 of 2]. Pierce: I have just had a talk with a member of the Machado Family Diego Machado, who lives at 918 Rialto, here in Venice. Obtained some data from him which might be interesting in connection with your pictures. I have never seen anything in print except brief references to certain members of the family and Diego tells me that he has never known of anything being written about the family. He tells me that his great Grandfather started for California from Sonora over the old Anza trail with 5 sons and three or four daughters. The father died on the way here and the family came on to Los Angeles. He does not know definitely the year in which they arrived, but it was early in the 1800s. The five sons were Ygnacio, Augustin, Hilario, Antonio and Manuel. The first two named were the ones prominently identified with the early development of the Los Angeles area. He knows nothing definitely about the daughters, except that one died and he does not seem to know of any of them marrying into other prominent families. Ygnacio and Augustin while young owned about 14 acres on Main Street in the section from 2nd to 4th streets, and St. Vibiana Cathedral standing on part of what was their property. Hilario owned and lived on 50 or 60 acres where the old San Fernando St. Depot is located. Antonio settled in the Wilmington section. Manuel went to what is now Lower California and is projenitor of the numerous Machado clan in the San Diego and Lower California section."; "Memo In RE Machado Family [part 2 of 2]. Ygnacio and Augustin desiring to become rancheros, got their eyes on the Ballona and went to the Governor in Monterey to make application for a grant to the tract. At the time both were under legal age, Ygnacio being 20 and Augustin 18. The governor advised them to get some man who was a friend and of legal age to make the application so they returned to Los Angeles and got a Talamantes to make the application, which was done and afterward the two brothers and Talamantes became the owners, though the rancho was operated by the Machado Brothers. The old Machado Adobe, in which this man, Diego, was born, stood about where Sepulveda Blvd. crosses the Ballona Creek. Later Ygnacio and Augustin became the grantees of the Centinella. All that is written states that they traded the Centinella to Avila for a house in Los Angeles and threw in 2 barrels of wine to even up the trade, but Diego says that the reason they made the trade was because Avila annoyed them about boundary lines between them and the Sausal Redondo Rancho. Diego is a grandson of Ygnacio. Juan of Elsinore was a son of Augustin and he had a half brother Dolores. Juan occupied the Elsinore land and lived here but Diego thinks that he never perfected his title and ultimately abandoned it. The main house there, which I wrote you about was that of Juan and the lesser one adjoining was occupied by Dolores. The youngest son of Juan is Mike living at Temecula. A Mrs. A Machado Minor, who lives in Venice is a granddaughter of Augustin. A brother of Diego, lives at Las Tunas Canyon, near Burbank and a sister lives in Hollywood. I told Diego that I had found Machados all over California and his reply was that they all "the same breed of pups." -- Puck?