VASQUEZ TREE AND SITE OF 21-MILE HOUSE

Historical Landmark

Description:
This famous tavern and stage stop was located 21 miles from San Jose on the road to Monterey. The 21-Mile-House was built in 1852 by William Host beneath a spreading oak that later was called the Vasquez Tree. The house was sold to William Tennant in November 1852. Now destroyed, this stopping station was a place where horses could be changed, fed, and stabled, and where tired and hungry passengers could refresh themselves.


Registration Date: 9/3/1937

Location:
City: Morgan Hill
County: Santa Clara

Directions:
NW corner of Tennant Ave and Monterey Hwy (Old 101), Morgan Hill


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