Hollister, California, USA - San Benito Street, looking North
Hollister, California, USA

San Benito Street, looking North

Hollister, California, USA - Hollister Grammar School
Hollister, California, USA

Hollister Grammar School

Hollister, California, USA - Residence of R. P. Lathrop, Hollister, Cal.
Hollister, California, USA

Residence of R. P. Lathrop, Hollister, Cal.

"The Lathrop Hay Company was a Hollister-based hay producer. Founded by L. B. Lathrop in 1873. Lathrop had been an orchardist in San Jose, but had moved ... Read MORE...


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Hollister, San Benito, California, USA

...The town, then located in Monterey County, was founded November 19, 1868 when the San Justo Homestead Association purchased the property from William Welles Hollister (1818–1886). Undecided about a name for the new town, an association member, Napa vintner Henry Hagen, was tired of Saint and Spanish names in nearby towns and suggested the name Hollister. The City was incorporated on August 29, 1872...wikipedia

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Hollister, a banking post-town, capital of San Benito co., Cal., In the beautiful and fertile San Benito Valley, on the Southern Pacific R, 94 miles SSE. of San Francisco. It has an important trade in live-stock, grain, fruit, and wine. Pop. in 1900, 1315.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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News  1920 - San Benito Couple Hurt in Accident. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spencer Injured When Motorcycle Brakes Fail to Work.
HOLLISTER, May 25. - Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spencer of this city met with an accident Sunday, while descending the Quien Saba grade. The brakes on their tandem motorcycle refused to work, throwing both of them off the machine. Mrs. Spencer injured her hand to such and extent that it was necessary to...Read MORE...

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 flag  Otis Stevens (1 October 1885, , Indiana, USA - 7 March 1966, Hollister, California, USA) gravestone

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