Rowell Ranch
Dublin Canyon Rd., Castro Valley
Rick Johnson
Additional Info : Harry Rowell

ROWELL RANCH
ONCE A HIDING AND TRADING PLACE IN THE 1850’S FOR THE NOTORIOUS BANDITO
JOAQUIN MURRIETA, KNOWN IN CALIFORNIA AS “EL FAMOSO”’ THIS CANYON HAS
PRODUCED MANY RODEOS DATING BACK TO THE RANCHO DAYS CIRCA 1820.
HARRY ROWELL, ORGINALLY FROM ENGLAND, HELD HIS FIRST RODEO IN 1921
AND PURCHASED THIS LAND IN 1925. QUICKLY HE BECAME KNOWN AS THE
“RODEO KING OF THE WEST”. THE ROWELL RANCH RODEO ASSN CELEBRATES
THE 75TH  ANNUAL RODEO IN 1995.
IN 1978, THE HAYWARD AREA RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT ACQUIRED THE
LAND FROM MAGGIE ROWELL WHICH HAS ALLOWED FOR THE CONTINUATION OF
A VARIETY OF EXCITING RODEOS.

DEDICATED APRIL 8, 6000 (1995)
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS