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Castroville in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Juan B. Castro

 
 
Juan B. Castro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
1. Juan B. Castro Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of
Juan B. Castro
1835-1915
Founder of Castroville
1863

 
Erected 1971 by E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 36° 45.982′ N, 121° 45.528′ W. Marker is in Castroville, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Merritt Steet (California Route 183) north of Preston Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10650 Merritt Street, Castroville CA 95012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Castroville Japanese Schoolhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); For the Sake of the Children (approx. 0.4 miles away); Post 694 (approx. 5.2 miles away); José Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa (approx. 6.3 miles away); Company C 194th Tank Battalion (approx. 6.4 miles
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away); Eugene Sherwood (approx. 7.8 miles away); The First and Second Filipino Infantry Regiments U.S. Army (approx. 7.9 miles away); Salinas Temporary Detention Center (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castroville.
 
Juan B. Castro Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
2. Juan B. Castro Marker
The marker is mounted on the front of the building between the two windows.
Downtown Castroville image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
3. Downtown Castroville
Artichoke Farming at Castroville mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
4. Artichoke Farming at Castroville mural
Don Juan B. Castro image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. Don Juan B. Castro
From The Century Magazine, Vol. XLI, No. 3, January 1891.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   5. submitted on October 14, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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