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San Juan Bautista, California Historical Markers

 
Anza House Wooden Sign image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., March 19, 2011
Anza House Wooden Sign
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Anza House
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Ace of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m41010) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Campo Santo
“On October 24, 1839, I blessed the Campo Santo Nuevo (New Cemetery, which because the cemetery adjoining the church could hold no more bodies, was laid out away from the church).” Fr. Antonio Anzar A part of . . . — Map (db m125365) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — 179 — Castro - Breen Adobe
This adobe building erected about 1838 on a grant of 1500 Spanish varas from the Mexican Government to Don Jose Maria Castro, interim Comandante General 1845-1846 and interim Governor of Alta California 1835-1836. Deeded by him February 7, 1849 to . . . — Map (db m15354) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — 179 & 180 — Castro/Breen Adobe and Plaza Hotel
The Castro/Breen adobe is associated with the early development and settlement of Mexican California. The adobe is an excellent example of blended eastern and western building methods first produced in Monterey to form the Monterey Colonial . . . — Map (db m82243) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — City of San Juan Bautista150th Anniversary of Incorporation
The USPS opened a post office in town on July 28, 1851, calling it San Juan, and on September 6, 1869, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors approved officially incorporated the town with the title of, "The Inhabitants of the Town of San Juan." . . . — Map (db m138933) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain led and expedition near this site – The mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area. — Map (db m15366) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — El Camino Real(The Kings Highway)
The above marker shows the direction of the road that connected the 21 Missions. Expeditions left here to go north to Mission Santa Clara or go south to the head-quarters at Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo. This road was used from 1797 to . . . — Map (db m15344) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — El Camino Real Bell
[Upper Marker] EL CAMINO REAL BELL Placed Here June 24, 1910 by SAN JUAN BAUTISTA PARLOR No. 179 Native Daughters of the Golden West. Rededicated -- 1974 [Lower Marker] EL CAMINO REAL BELL Placed Here June . . . — Map (db m82204) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — 181 — Fremont Peak– 11 Mile Marker -
In March 1846, Jose Castro, Mexican Military Commander, ordered John C. Fremont from the country, and with Kit Carson and 60 men he moved to top of peak. Built entrenchments, raised flag and awaited attack. Bear Flag Incident and Mexican War . . . — Map (db m15321) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Fremont Peak
Fremont Peak was called Gavilan Peak in early Spanish times, Gavilan in English meaning Hawk. In 1846 Capt. John Charles Fremont, brevet captain of topographical engineers of the United States Army, was conducting a survey and exploring expedition . . . — Map (db m62680) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Fremont Peak Memorial
The American flag was first raised on California soil March 4, 1846 on this spot by General John C. Fremont — Map (db m62681) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Jim Jack’s Cabin
Jim Jack was known as China Jim, the Mustard King. In the 1880’s he gathered mustard seed from the grain fields in the San Juan Valley. Jim Jack, “the big-hearted Chinaman” had that rarest of gifts, the gift of giving. — Map (db m62721) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — 181 — John Charles Fremont1813 – 1890
John Charles Fremont was a naturalist, explorer, scientist and Captain with the U.S. Topographical Engineers on his third expedition to the West when he camped on this mountain. His assignment was to survey, map, chart trails and find the shortest . . . — Map (db m57986) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Marentis House
Marentis House Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1873 — Map (db m62728) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — 195 — Mission San Juan Bautista
Founded June 24, 1797 by Father Laseun 15th of the 21 Missions largest and only church with 3 aisles. Dedicated in 1812 Monastery wing consisted of 36 rooms This Mission has never been abandoned. It is now the parish church of San Juan . . . — Map (db m82242) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Native Daughters Adobe
Reportedly built in the 1840’s by a Basque named Rafael Pico. First recorded owner Maria Antonia Boronda in 1849. Owned by family members of Jose Maria Castro for many years. Ruins purchased by San Juan Bautista Parlor, N.D.G.W. in 1934. — Map (db m62688) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Patrick and Margaret Breen
In Memoriam Patrick and Margaret Breen These pioneers left county Carlow, Ireland, in 1828. By 1845 they were owners of a farm in Iowa Territory. Heading westward again, they joined the Donnor Party, whose heroic struggles to survive the . . . — Map (db m62725) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Progress Becomes HistoryEl Progresso se Combirtió en Historia
English: 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. . . . — Map (db m82205) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Safety Follows Wisdom
Portland Cement Association Safety Trophy Award Ideal Cement Compamy San Juan Bautista, California for a Perfect Safety Record in 1960 — Map (db m15322) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — San Juan Bautista Historic District
San Juan Bautista Historic District has been designated a National Registered Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the . . . — Map (db m15355) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — San Juan Bautista WW II Veterans
Dedication In memory of the San Juan Bautista area WW II veterans who gave their lives so we all could be free Pvt. Leslie Garratt • Lt. Gene Cullumber • Lt. David Phillips • Pfc. Raymond Acuna • Pfc. Guy Rider • S/Sgt. Edwin Kellogg • . . . — Map (db m62724) WM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — San Juan Pacific Railway
The San Juan Pacific Railway was incorporated May 4, 1907, becoming the California Central Railroad in 1912. Some of the locals referred to it as The San Juan Terrific. Built to haul the expected large quantities of Portland cement from the Old . . . — Map (db m100906) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Settler's CabinCabaña de los Colonos
English: Possibly the First Log Cabin in California Originally located 1.5 miles southeast on Mission Vineyard Ranch, this cabin type was unusual in 1830 California. A skilled American carpenter hand split and trimmed the redwood slabs . . . — Map (db m92883) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk
In Celebration of the U.S.Geological Survey's Centennial 1879 - 1979 Dedicated July 4, 1979 by SAN JUAN BAUTISTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE In Cooperation With Old Mission San Juan Bautista-Diocese of . . . — Map (db m15340) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Town JailCárcel Municipal
English: Holding Cell for Drunks and Petty Offenders Sheriffs transported law breakers to Monterey or Hollister until 1870. Then the town built a jail for minor violators. Originally located on 4th Street, this simple building served the . . . — Map (db m92884) HM
California (San Benito County), San Juan Bautista — Veterans of the World WarCharles F. Patrick
Dedicated MDCCCCXXIII by the citizens of San Juan Bautista under the auspices of the San Juan Bautista Parlor Native Daughters of the Golden West to the Veterans of the World War and in memory of Charles F. Patrick who died . . . — Map (db m62722) WM

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