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Yugoslavian Orchardists of Sunnyvale

 
 
Yugoslavian Orchardists of Sunnyvale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
1. Yugoslavian Orchardists of Sunnyvale Marker
Inscription.  Throughout Sunnyvale's history, orchard farmers have come from many cultures. One of the most prominent groups in Sunnyvale have been the Yugoslavs. On the adjoining panel are listed over 60 such families.

Orchards ranged from two to seventy acres in size. Most families bought small orchards and as availability of land and money allowed, they added to their holdings. The majority of the orchards were apricots followed by cherries and prunes. A few pear and walnut orchards were also added to the mix.

Yugoslavian Orchardists of Sunnyvale

Bahara Family · Barulich, Sam (Marion) · Belich, John family · Bogdanich, Paul (Jacobina) Family · Bonacich, Louie (Lena) Family · Bonacich, George Family · Buyak, Nick (Mary) Family · Canderlich, Mate (Dorothy) & Family · Gachina, Mike (Millica) Family · Gluhaich, Peter Family · Glumaz, George (Clara) Family · Glumaz, Steve (Stella) Family · Gregorich Family · Jurevich, Ivan (Mathilda) Family · Lazenbat, Nick Family · Lazo, Martin (Ann) Family · Lepesh, Nick (Anne)Family · Lobrovich, Mitchel Family · Lobrovich, Steve B (Antonet) · Lupin, John Family

Yugoslavian Orchardists of Sunnyvale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
2. Yugoslavian Orchardists of Sunnyvale Marker
· Mardesich, Ivan (Annie) Family · Mardesich Brothers Nick (Rita) and Joe (Virginia) & Families · Mardesich, John P. (Margaret) Family · Mardesich Brothers Nick (Barbara), John (Jolene), Joseph (Carol) Popovich, Ken Mardesich, Paul (Mande) Family · Mardesich Brothers, Paul Jr. (Ann) and families and Nikola (Marilyn) Radisich, Jerry (Cornelia) Family · Mardesich, Petar (Katica) Family · Mardesich, Vincent Family · Mardesich, Visko · Mardesich, Winifred Family · Mariani, Joe (Lucy) Family · Mariani, Jack (Lukrica) Family · Mariani, Joe aka Bepo (Similia) Family · Mariani, Andy · Mariani, Margaret · Mariani, Marion Family · Mariani, Louie (Justine) Family · Mariani Paul Sr. Family · Mariani, Paul Jr. (Mary Francis) Family · Mariani, Vinko (Lisisa) Family · Marinovich, Tony (Olga) Family · Millich, Stanjo · Millich, Stephen · Papac, Nick (Agnes) Family · Pavivich, Andy Senior Family · Pavlina, Luka (Kate) Family · Pavlina Brothers Peter (Carole), Steve (Virginia) and Milton (Carolyn) · Perkov, Feliz (Irene) Family · Popovich, Joe (Dorothy) Family · Radich, Louie (Kate) Family · Radisich, Jerry (Cornelia) Family · Radovich, Richie · Sousa, Mathilda Family · Stojanovich, George (aka Luca) · Tepsich, Nick (Mary) Family · Tikvica, Nick Sr. (Thelma) Family · Raymond (Jackie) Lester , Nick Jr. (Marilyn), and Irene (Earle)
Yugoslavian Orchardists of Sunnyvale Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 17, 2020
3. Yugoslavian Orchardists of Sunnyvale Marker - wide view
Jones · Vernig, John (Ann) Family · Vidovich, John (Mare) Family · Vistica, Martin (Nicolina) Family · Vodanovich, John Family · Volvodich, Nick (Mary) Family · Yemin, John · Zankich, Joseph (Mary) Family · Zankich, Brothers and Sisters - Martin, Mary, Joe, Kris and Antonette · Zarevich, Pete (Mary) Family ·

 
Erected 2017.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 21.376′ N, 122° 1.499′ W. Marker is in Sunnyvale, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from East Remington Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 570 East Remington Drive, Sunnyvale CA 94087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Labor Day Prunes (here, next to this marker); Prune Heaven (here, next to this marker); Prune Capital of the World (here, next to this marker); Heritage Park Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Vintage Sundial (within shouting distance of this marker); Antique Entry Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Prune Steamer Pot / Hendy Manhole Cover (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall Bell & City Hall Cornerstone (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunnyvale.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located outdoors under the roof of the orchard interpretive exhibit that is just to the south of the museum.
 
Also see . . .
Marker detail: Province-level map of interwar Yugoslavia image. Click for full size.
4. Marker detail: Province-level map of interwar Yugoslavia
 Yugoslav Orchardist Recognition Event (Heritage Park Museum). "This special event on Sunday, June 25, 2017, was for the unveiling of new panels in the Orchard Heritage Park Interpretive Exhibit (OHPIE) commemorating early Slav Orchardists in Sunnyvale. There were opening remarks in front of the museum. Refreshments were served inside the museum." (Submitted on September 2, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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