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San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Native Daughters Adobe
 
Native Daughters Adobe Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, January 17, 2013
1. Native Daughters Adobe Marker
 
Inscription. Reportedly built in the 1840ís by a Basque named Rafael Pico. First recorded owner Maria Antonia Boronda in 1849. Owned by family members of Jose Maria Castro for many years. Ruins purchased by San Juan Bautista Parlor, N.D.G.W. in 1934.
 
Erected 1976 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, San Juan Bautista Parlor No. 179.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.606′ N, 121° 32.235′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker is on 4th Street east of Polk Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 4th Street, San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans of the World War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anza House (about 500 feet away); Castro - Breen Adobe (about 700 feet away); San Juan Bautista Historic District (about 700 feet away); Safety Follows Wisdom (about 700 feet away); El Camino Real Bell (about 700 feet away); Mission San Juan Bautista (about 700 feet away); Fremont Peak (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
 
Native Daughters Adobe Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, January 17, 2013
2. Native Daughters Adobe Marker
 

 
Also see . . .
1. The California Bell Company. The bells were first erected and paid for by the Camino Real Association in the early 1900s. The Association installed the guidepost bells to mark the road and many of these bells are still standing today. (Submitted on January 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. El Camino Real Mission Bell Marker Project. Caltrans Landscape Architecture Program began in 1996 to fulfill its vision to restore the historic El Camino Real Mission Bell markers from San Francisco to San Diego. This vision was realized in early 2005. (Submitted on January 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Native Daughters Adobe Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, January 17, 2013
3. Native Daughters Adobe
Note the El Camino Real bell on the left.
 
 
El Camino Real Bell Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, January 17, 2013
4. El Camino Real Bell
 
 
El Camino Real Bell Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, January 17, 2013
5. El Camino Real Bell Plaque
El Camino Real Bell
Dedicated February 21, 2010
on the occasion of the
Centennial of San Juan Bautista Parlor No. 179
Native Daughters of the Golden West
Presented by “The Gold Dust Girls” of the Native Daughters of the Golden West
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 148 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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