Watsonville in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
A Year to Remember in Watsonville
The Pajaronian first started as a weekly newspaper published every Thursday. The subscription rate was $5 a year – in advance; a single copy would have cost 12 ½ cents. There was a column in the first issue titled “Where We Are” that located Watsonville for the uninitiated as the railroad was not to arrive until 1871.
“The most convenient way of reaching here from San Francisco is to take the cars to San José, from there Conner’s line of stages whirl you along the line of the San José and Gilroy railroad; striking off at the 21 mile house, the road runs over the Coast Range. Arriving at the summit, a beautiful view is obtained of the Pájaro Valley on a clear day. No finer scenery can be found in the entire state.”
Location. 36° 54.575′ N, 121° 45.379′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 Main Street, Watsonville CA 95076, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Gun Was Used (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lettunich Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Porter Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mansion House (about 400 feet away); The City of Watsonville (about 600 feet away); Where Strawberries are Sweeter (about 600 feet away); Judge Julius Lee House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Apple Annual (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watsonville.
Also see . . . History of Watsonville - City of Watsonville. Watsonville's colorful history spans many thousands of years, having first been inhabited by the Costanoans, a hunter and gatherer Indian tribe. Remnants of their tribal campsites have been discovered on the Pajaro Dunes and along many coastal valley streambeds. (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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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 387 times since then. Last updated on May 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.