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Picturesque pointed peak located on the north side of the Sisquoc River, across from the Manzana Schoolhouse It was named by the U. S. Geological Survey in honor of Hiram Preserved Wheat.


Jim Blakley Notes
This peak is located on the north side of the Sisquoc River, across from the Manzana School and a short distance east of Mr. Wheat's homestead. It was named by the U. S. Geological Survey in honor of Hiram Preservid Wheat who was the patriarch of the community. He practiced prayer and laying on of hands to cure illness. He told people not to use tobacco, alcohol, animal fats and to get plenty of exercise.

His daughter married Hiram Wells and they built on the east end of the mesa below the peak. A stone chimney and a small grave for "Bessie" who was their last child and was born in 1902. She died at three months even with Grandfather Wheats prayers. Mr. Wheat was chairman of the school board and his daughter, Addie was the Post Mistress of the Post Office called Adkins. After 6 months, the Post Office closed its doors because of the small volume of mail going out and coming in.



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Last Updated: Sunday, December 7, 2014