Eastern Mojave Vegetation Motte Family Monument  


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  California, Fresno County, Motte Family Monument
Photograph taken March 22, 2008.

Victor Roberts, born 1854, passed 1930
Victor Roberts was a pioneer to the area, immigrating from France to California in 1871. He homesteaded 160 acres of land, on the banks of Jacalitos Creek, at the base of Parkfield Mountain, through years of hard work he developed a fine 15000 acre cattle ranch.
Marcellin Roberts, born 1866, passed 1960
Victor's brother, immigrated from France in 1891 after serving in the French Army. Marcellin homesteaded 160 acres near the top of Parkfield Mountain. He build his house with a view of the valley below. He helped build the Parkfield Road and became the county road boss.
Baptiste Motte, born 1881, passed 1977
Baptiste was a nephew of Victor and Marcellin Roberts. Baptiste immigrated from France in 1897 and homesteaded 160 acres, on a branch of the Jacalitos Canyon. This branch became known as Motte Canyon. In 1910, he moved into Coalinga and worked in a grocery store owned by A. P. May. Baptiste started his own grocery market in 191 and it remained in business until the Coalinga earthquake in 1983.
Vince and Lois Motte, Family Trust

Article records that use this photograph:

  • Parkfield Grade, Fresno County, and Parkfield Coalinga Road, Monterey County, California: 30000.

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