“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Progress Becomes History

El Progresso se Combirtió en Historia

Progress Becomes History Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, April 4, 2015
1. Progress Becomes History Marker

Residents Built and Destroyed on this Corner

The first permanent structures here were the adobe apartments for the Mission military families.

In 1856, a wooden Wells Fargo Express Office replaced the adobe ruins. Express mail and the telegraph allowed San Juan Bautista a connection with the rest of America.

The two story Mission Hotel replaced the Express Office in 1908. The great accomodations and cafe made the hotel popular.

In 1938 the State Park removed the Hotel, allowing space for a garden and the relocation of the Settler's Cabin.


Residentes Construían y Destruían en estas Esquinas

Las primeras estructuras permanentes de aquí eran los apartmentos de adobe para las familias militares de la misión.

En 1856, una oficina de madera de Wells Fargo Express reemplazó el adobe en ruinas. El correo rápido y el telegrafo permitió que San Juan Bautista tuviera una conexión con el resto de América.

El hotel de la misión de dos pisos reemplazó a la oficina de correo rápido en 1908. El excelente alojamiento y el restaurante hicieron al hotel popular.
En 1938 el Parque Estatal eliminó el hotel, permitiendo espacio para un jardín y el traslado de la Cabaña de los Colonos.
Location. 36° 50.703′ N, 121° 32.185′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker is at the intersection of Mariposa Street and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north on Mariposa Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Settler's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); El Camino Real Bell (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); San Juan Bautista Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Castro/Breen Adobe and Plaza Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of the World War (within shouting distance of this marker); Castro - Breen Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town Jail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
More about this marker. The marker is inside the garden gate.
Categories. Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 7, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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