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Public Open House: Pajaro Valley in the Mexican Era

Sunday, September 15th, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Our Castro Family came here in Spanish times, but they built their adobe just as California was becoming our 31st state. Their legacies remain today; but the Castro’s heyday began with the Mexican land grant of Rancho San Andrés and the height of cattle ranching in the Pájaro Valley. Enjoy guided tours of the hacienda, fresh tortilla making in our restored cocina, and crafts and games for the kids.

This hidden jewel in the Pájaro Valley is currently an active construction site as the adobe building is being repaired and is open only during scheduled events. Event is free; limited parking (carpooling encouraged). Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe

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