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

Vasquez Adobe

 
 
Vasquez Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
1. Vasquez Adobe Marker
Inscription. Former family home of Tuburcio Vasquez, colorful bandit . Originally a one-story adobe.
 
Erected by Monterey History & Art Association.
 
Location. 36° 35.869′ N, 121° 53.87′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is at the intersection of Dutra Street and King Street, on the left when traveling north on Dutra Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 546 Dutra Street, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colton Hall (a few steps from this marker); Old Monterey Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851 (within shouting distance of this marker); Colton Hall – Site of California’s Original Constitution (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Seal of the State of California (within shouting distance of this marker); Alvarado Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Monterey History Time Line (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Regarding Vasquez Adobe. The Vasquez House is California
Vasquez Adobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
2. Vasquez Adobe Marker
Historical Landmark No. 351.
 
Also see . . .
1. Vasquez Adobe - Historic Monterey. In the 1830s, Guadalupe Cantua de Vasquez bought the modest single story adobe house from Luis Pacencia. The house would one day become notorious in Old Monterey for its association with her son Tiburcio Vasquez. (Submitted on February 16, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. California's gentleman bandit: The story of Tiburcio Vasquez. Every day we see parks, buildings and freeway bridges that have been named in honor of some upstanding citizen. Tiburcio Vasquez currently has a series of health care centers named for him in the East Bay, along with a county park and a high school in southern California. And what civic achievements did Señor Vasquez accomplish to merit these honors? Well, let’s see: he stole horses, planned numerous prison breaks, broke the hearts of countless women, and was executed on a murder charge. (Submitted on February 16, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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The Vasquez Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
3. The Vasquez Adobe
Tiburcio Vasquez image. Click for full size.
By 1977 San Juan Bautista SHP Brochure
4. Tiburcio Vasquez
One of California's most famous outlaws was associated with San Juan during the 1860's and 1870's. Born and raised in Monterey, Vasquez had many friends in the area. He was said to have a way with women and was widely considered brave, cunning and, at times, a gallant gentlemen. His activities were well documented and he was a hero of sorts to Mexican Californios who often helped him outwit law enforcement officers and their posses.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 16, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on January 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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