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Public Open House: Earthquakes and Our Adobe

Saturday, October 19th, 11:00am to 3:00pm

The whitewash had barely dried when the Fort Tejon Earthquake shook our adobe in 1857. Just half a century later it was rocked by the same earthquake that practically destroyed San Francisco. Through a combination of sound construction, wise renovations, and perhaps some luck, enough of our adobe survived a direct hit from the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989 for us to reconstruct as the Pájaro Valley's own state park. Check in on the reconstruction, enjoy a snack from the restored cocina, and see how we've prepared for future earthquakes.

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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