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Arcadia Bandini de Stearns Baker


Arcadia Bandini de Stearns Baker (18251912) was a wealthy Los Angeles landowner.

Arcadia Bandini born 1825 in San Diego, California, the eldest of three daughters of Juan Bandini and Marie de los Dolores Estudio. Arcadia and her two sisters were considered the most beautiful women of California. According to tradition, the first United States flag, flown over the plaza in Old Town San Diego in July 29, 1846, was made by Arcadia and her two sisters out of red and blue flannel dresses and a white crib sheet.

In 1874 she married Colonel Robert S. Baker (18261894), owner of Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica, and they settled in Santa Monica. Baker died in 1894 and Arcadia was again widowed.

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