“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

City of San Juan Bautista

150th Anniversary of Incorporation

City of San Juan Bautista Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Daniel Agredano Garcia
1. City of San Juan Bautista Marker
Inscription.  The USPS opened a post office in town on July 28, 1851, calling it San Juan, and on September 6, 1869, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors approved officially incorporated the town with the title of, "The Inhabitants of the Town of San Juan." The Postal Service continued to use the name San Juan until November 16, 1905, when they re-named it San Juan Bautista.

The Volunteer Fire Department and City Hall have been closely linked from the beginning. In 1868, the Eagle Hook and Ladder Company was established.

In 1871, town trustees built a fire truck house, adding a City Council room in 1893. That fire truck house/city hall moved to this site in 1917, where it remained until 1946. In 1946, Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Nyland funded a civic center in honor of their son Robert, killed in WWII. They first donated a large plot of land to the fire department, who then gave half to the city. On September 22, 1957, the current City Hall located around the corner on Second Street, was established.

Dedicated to The Inhabitants of the Town of San Juan(Bautista), City of History, and its vibrant sense of community on September 7, 2019


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Viejo Chapter 1846 E Clampus Vitus
Erected 2019 by E Clampus Vitus Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 28, 1851.
Location. 36° 50.729′ N, 121° 32.236′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker is on Polk Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Polk Street, San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 (within shouting distance of this marker); Settler's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Progress Becomes History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Juan Bautista Historic District (about 400 feet away); Castro/Breen Adobe and Plaza Hotel (about 500 feet away); Veterans of the World War (about 500 feet away); Mission San Juan Bautista (about 500 feet away); Castro - Breen Adobe (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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