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Pellier Park

 
 
Pellier Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
1. Pellier Park Marker
Inscription. Pellier Park is all that remains of the City Gardens Nursery, established by Louis Pellier in 1850. Here with, his brothers, Pierre and Jean, Louis introduced “la petite D’Agen,” the French Prune, during the winter of 1856-1857. I was this variety that became the mainstay of the California prune industry – the backbone of San Jose’s economy for more than 70 years.
 
Erected by San Jose History Walk. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Location. 37° 20.27′ N, 121° 53.74′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on St. James Street east of Terraine Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 183 St. James Street, San Jose CA 95110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Pellier Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Thomas Fallon (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Fallon House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Juan Bautista de Anza Trail (about 500 feet away); Luis María Peralta Adobe
Pellier Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
2. Pellier Park Marker
(about 600 feet away); International Business Machines : RAMAC (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of A.P. Giannini (approx. 0.2 miles away); Santa Clara County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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