Living History at La Purisima Ranch with Paul & Tina McEnroe
Tina and Paul McEnroe worked closely with the Land Trust in the early 2000s to complete an agricultural easement for their 1,007-acre Rancho La Purisma, located in the Purisima Hills north of Buellton.
Both Paul and Tina had direct experience with land conservation and knew the importance of conserving this special place.
Many things make Rancho La Purisima special, but as AnnMarie Cornejo features in the recent issue of Agriview, the Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse on their property brings history and agriculture to life for the region’s children.
“The girls dressed in long, bonneted dresses and the boys in denim pants and plaid shirts, bring to life the Living History Day that the third-grade class from the nearby Santa Ynez Valley Charter School
is about to experience.
The Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse, established in 1869, is a labor of love for Tina and Paul McEnroe, who rescued it from demolition and moved it to their home at Rancho La Purisma in the hills of the Santa Ynez Valley to be restored for community use.” For more, see Living History by AnnMarie Cornejo.