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Mission San Jose in Fremont in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

What does it mean to "hitch your horse"?

 
 
What does it mean to "hitch your horse"? Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, December 25, 2022
1. What does it mean to "hitch your horse"? Marker
Inscription.  In 1911, Joseph and Marie Nunes lived in Centerville with their six children. Joseph opened a shoe repair shop and also repaired harnesses and saddles. The family lived in a house that was a former library. In front of the house there was a hitching post for securing horses. It was ornate and made of iron with the head of a horse and a ring for attaching the reins.

In 1921, the family moved to Irvington, taking the hitch with them. Joseph opened another shoe repair shop. Two years later (1923) Alberta Nunes was born. Alberta had memories of her sisters swinging on the hitch. In later years, every time Alberta moved, she took the horse hitch with her. Alberta later donated the horse hitch to the museum.
 
Erected by Museum of Local History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 37° 31.809′ N, 121° 55.222′ W. Marker is in Fremont, California, in Alameda County. It is in Mission San Jose. Marker is at the intersection of Anza Street and Ellsworth Street, on the
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left when traveling west on Anza Street. The marker and hitch are in the flower bed in front of the museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 Anza Street, Fremont CA 94539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ehrman General Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Olive Hyde Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founding of Mission San Jose (approx. ¼ mile away); Vallejo Homesite (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. ¼ mile away); Mission San José (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
 
What does it mean to "hitch your horse"? Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, December 25, 2022
2. What does it mean to "hitch your horse"? Marker
Hitch and Marker in the Background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, December 25, 2022
3. Hitch and Marker in the Background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.

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