For thousands of years the land that comprises Dovecote was the site of a Native American village known as Cuaslui Creek (meaning “sliding place”), an important home to the indigenous people of California’s Central Coast who have lived here since at least 11,000 BC.
In 1845 the area became part of the Mexican Land Grant known as Rancho La Laguna. It was later passed to the historic California settler Fredrick Wickenden as part of his marriage within Benjamin Foxen’s family, both of whom helped establish numerous parts of northern Santa Barbara County in the mid to late 1800’s.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
— John Muir