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"No arrests: for nobody cares." "Horse Stealing - Hardly a night passes in Pajaro that horse thieves do not visit ... [Read more]

Matt Tarpy was born in 1826 to Patrick and Bridget Tarpy in the poverty-stricken bogs of County Mayo, Ireland. The ... [Read more]

The advent of the Pajaro Property Protective Society on February 26, 1870, marked the beginning of a year long frenzy ... [Read more]

This short history of the Watsonville Japanese-American Citizens League has been prepared to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the organization's ... [Read more]

Nihon Bunka/Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley, by Jane W. Borg and Kathy McKenzie Nichols
No records are known to exist that precisely pinpoint the date that the Japanese came to the Pajaro Valley. It ... [Read more]

Nihon Bunka/Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley, by Jane W. Borg and Kathy McKenzie Nichols
Agriculture brought pioneer Japanese immigrants to the Pajaro Valley one hundred years ago. A century later, agriculture is still the ... [Read more]

Nihon Bunka/Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley, by Jane W. Borg and Kathy McKenzie Nichols
Japan's fateful decision to drop bombs on Pearl Harbor did more than destroy ships and planes - it also exploded ... [Read more]

Nihon Bunka/Japanese Culture: One Hundred Years in the Pajaro Valley, by Jane W. Borg and Kathy McKenzie Nichols
The Issei had come to the Pajaro Valley with dreams of a new land where they could prosper. Now, after ... [Read more]

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The cultivation of strawberries, which has become such a large and extensive business here, had a very small beginning. [Read more]

The Hall that Apples Built, by Ross Eric Gibson
At 2 1/2 million boxes of apples in 1909, the Pajaro Valley was producing and shipping more apples than any ... [Read more]

As the Pajaro Valley Fruit Exchange is, like a single American coin, but "one of many" of the institutions engaged ... [Read more]

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