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September 15, 1991 | SUSAN JAQUES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Gold! Gold!" shouted Cornelius Jensen's crew as they jumped ship and headed for the gold fields along the San Francisco coast. The Danish sea captain didn't find his own fortune until years later when he traded cargo for cattle and moved to Southern California. There he met and married Mercedes Alvarado, the 16-year-old daughter of a prominent California family. Together, they developed 500 acres near Riverside into a lucrative ranch.
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September 15, 1991 | SUSAN JAQUES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Gold! Gold!" shouted Cornelius Jensen's crew as they jumped ship and headed for the gold fields along the San Francisco coast. The Danish sea captain didn't find his own fortune until years later when he traded cargo for cattle and moved to Southern California. There he met and married Mercedes Alvarado, the 16-year-old daughter of a prominent California family. Together, they developed 500 acres near Riverside into a lucrative ranch.
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