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Tres Pinos in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Palmtag Cutting Shed

 
 
Palmtag Cutting Shed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Francisco Sanchez Ruiz
1. Palmtag Cutting Shed Marker
Inscription. Once a common sight in the rural Hollister area, apricot cutting sheds were where the harvested apricots were cut in half and then were placed on wood trays to be dried in the sun. The apricot season usually started at the same time that school got out for the Summer and many Hollister High School students earned their Summer spending money cuttin' cots in sheds like this one. This barn was originally built in the early to mid-1900s by Charles Palmtag on the Palmtag Ranch off of Nash Road. It was rebuilt at a new site by Carl Palmtag in 1947. It was used to cut apricots until the 1960s then used for tractor storage. It was used to pack fresh vegetables, as vegetable production slowly replaced most of the area's apricot orchards. It was donated to the San Benito County Historical Society and moved to the San Benito County Historical Park in 2015.

We disassembled it, relocated it, re-erected it, and dedicated it in cooperation with the Palmtag Family and the San Benito County Historical Society on Saturday, September 24, 2016
 
Erected 2016 by Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Palmtag Family and San Benito County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location.
Palmtag Cutting Shed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Francisco Sanchez Ruiz, 2016
2. Palmtag Cutting Shed Marker
36° 46.29′ N, 121° 18.641′ W. Marker is in Tres Pinos, California, in San Benito County. Marker can be reached from Airline Highway (Route 25). Touch for map. Located to the left of the Cottage Corners marker at the San Benito County Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8298 Airline Highway, Tres Pinos CA 95075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottage Corners (here, next to this marker); 19th Hole Rendevous (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel (approx. 1 miles away); New Idria Mine (approx. 3.4 miles away); Tres Pinos/Paicines (approx. 3 miles away); Vineyard School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Limekiln Monorail (approx. 5 miles away); State Theatre (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tres Pinos.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Palmtag Cutting Shed image. Click for full size.
By Frank Gunshow Sanchez, July 1, 2017
3. Palmtag Cutting Shed
The Palmtag Cutting Shed as of July 2017. Shed is almost fully restored.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California.   2. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California.   3. submitted on July 10, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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