Hollister in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Hollister Train Service
Jointly dedicated April 25, 1992 by
Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846 • Platrix Chapter No. 2
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1992 by Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846 and Platrix Chapter No. 2 of E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 51.089′ N, 121° 23.963′ W. Marker is in Hollister, California, in San Benito County. Marker is on Fifth Street east of Sally Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Fifth Street, Hollister CA 95023, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Clyde "Wino Willie" Forkner, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Benito County Vietnam War Memorial State Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of San Justo Ranch Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cottage Corners (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel (approx. 6 miles away); 19th Hole Rendevous (approx. 6.2 miles away); Vineyard School (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollister.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a monument in front of the former Hollister Train Station.
Also see . . . The Tres Pinos Line. A history of the Southern Pacific line that ran from Gilroy through Hollister to Tres Pinos. On the main product out of Hollister: "...In early days the largest shipments from Hollister and Tres Pinos were hay and cattle. The R.P. Lathrop Co. built warehouses at Hollister and Tres Pinos. Each warehouse was 100 feet by 242 feet with a capacity of 16,500 tons. They were the world’s largest hay ware houses at the time. During the season 20 to 30 carloads of hay were shipped daily from Tres Pinos...." (Submitted on January 24, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,314 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 24, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 5. submitted on May 12, 2011. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.