Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe
Park Property - California
The Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe is an historic house in California. The house was built in 1848–1849 by Juan José Castro. His father Jose Joaquin Castro (1768–1838), came to California as a 6-year-old with his family from Sinaloa Mexico on the 1775–1776 Anza Expedition. Jose Joaquín Castro received this Mexican land grant Rancho San Andrés in the area of present-day Watsonville, California. It had the first dance floor (fandango room) in Santa Cruz County, California and one of the first indoor kitchens (cocina). It is the only two story hacienda ever built in Santa Cruz County.
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Mother Lode - Boundary Map
Boundary Map of the Mother Lode BLM Field Office in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Vintage USGS - Santa Cruz - 1948
Vintage 1948 USGS 1:250000 map of Santa Cruz in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Vintage USGS - San Jose - 1947
Vintage 1947 USGS 1:250000 map of San Jose in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).