Adobe Monkey

Kongo visited Reyes Adobe in Agoura Hills this week with #1 granddaughter’s fourth grade class.  The Reyes Adobe house, built in 1850, was originally part of the Rancho Las Virgenes (still an exit on U.S. 101) Spanish land grant.  After the Mexican War and the Treaty of Guadalupe in 1848 the United States recognized the original land claims — sort of.  A descendant of the original grantee, Maria Antonia Machado de Reyes was eventually granted about 8,000 acres after several petitions to the government. Kongo found this fascinating because Mrs. Kongo’s maiden name is Machado and the ever calculating monkey was…