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Watsonville in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Where Strawberries are Sweeter

Bienvenido! Welcome!

 

—Mural by Alvaro 6/96 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
1. Where Strawberries are Sweeter Marker
Inscription. Watsonville, where strawberries are sweeter, apples are crisper and produce plentiful, is a friendly place of diverse people who share a strong sense of community and optimism.

Don Sebastian Rodriquez owned the grant, Bolsa de Pajaro, on which the city of Watsonville now rests. Watsonville was settled in 1852, incorporated in 1868 and came under charter in 1903. The city was named after Judge John H. Watson who lived in the area from 1851 to 1862.

Just as workers cultivate the land and prepare fields for harvest in the Pajaro Valley, residents of Watsonville built the future.

Watsonville has a strong tradition of festivals and parades as the Memorial Day Weekend Strawberry Dessert Festival and the Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July celebration.

A charming community welcomes you and your family. May your stay with us be special!

[Spanish]
Watsonville, donde las fresas son más dulces, las manzanas mas frescas y los productos del campo abundantes, es un lugar amigable donde convive gent diversa con un fuerte sentido de comunidad y optimismo.

Don Sebastian Rodriguez era el propietario de la concesión de terra llamada Bolsa de Páejaro, en la cual descansa esta ciudad. Wastsonvill fue establecida en 1852, incorporada en 1868 y constituida legalmente en 1903. Su nombre
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se debe al Juez John Watson quien vivió en el área entre 1851 y 1862.

Asi como los trabjadores cultivan la tierra y parparan los campos para la cosecha en el Valle de Pájaro, residentes de Watsonville construyen el futuro.

Watsonville tiene una fuerte tradición de festivales ye desfiles como el Festival del Postre de Fresa en Memorial Weekend y la Celebración del 4 de Julio “Espiritu de Watsonville.”

Wastonville, una encantadora comunidad le da la bienvenida a usted y su famila. !Que disfrute su estancia en Wastonville!
 
Erected 1996 by Main Street Watsonville Inc.
 
Location. 36° 54.648′ N, 121° 45.47′ W. Marker is in Watsonville, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 152) south of East/West Lake Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is part of the mural painted on the side of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 437 Main Street, Watsonville CA 95076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mansion House ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Apple Annual ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Gun Was Used (
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
3. Where Strawberries are Sweeter Marker
about 400 feet away); The Lettunich Building ( about 400 feet away); A Year to Remember in Watsonville ( about 600 feet away); Watsonville ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Porter Building ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Julius Lee House ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watsonville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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