Silver Penny History

1800

The Town of Lakeville

The Town of Lakeville

The town of Lakeville thrived in the late 1800’s because a steamboat stop near our property was developed into a…

1834

General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s

General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s

The property was part of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s holdings “acquired” from the native Alaguala Nation in 1834. There was…

1859

William Bihler

In 1859, William Bihler purchased the 8,000 acres, and drained Tolay Lake in order to plant potatoes and corn. The…

1870

Historical Gap

There is a bit of an historical gap between the late 1870’s and the 1970’s.  We are currently researching that…

1970

William Randolph III

Patty Hearst’s brother, William Randolph III, purchased the property in the early 1970’s to serve as a place to hide…

1975

The Church

Soon after the capture of Patty Hearst, the family moved out and donated the land to the Archdiocese of San…

2021

Sue & Nan

Sue Conley and Nan Haynes bought Silver Penny Farm from the Cardoza family for the purpose of creating workforce housing…