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The Watsonville Public Library collection contains images from the 1880s to 1990s. A majority of the collection contains images from a series titled the "Shades of Watsonville." Subjects include photographic history of Watsonville residential life, commercial life, and flooding of the Pajaro River.



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Description : Standing by an architectural drawing of the proposed Watsonville Community Hospital to be built at the corner of Green Valley Road and Holohan Road, Watsonville, CA. Left to right are established local leaders: Henry Mello (1924 - 2004), J.J. Crosetti (1908-1988), Dr. James DePuy (1920 - 1979) and Edward P. Pfingst (1894 - 1978). Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-357
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Howard Burdick Jr. as a young boy dressed up as Uncle Sam with a sign "Eny bonds today?" sitting at 137 Wall Street (now East Beach Street), Watsonville, CA. The family originally came from New England in the late 1800s via the Panama Canal. Howard Sr. and Pearl were married in 1906; Milton was born in 1907 and Howard Jr. in 1909. They moved to a house on 27 Bockius St., Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-162
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Watsonville High School basketball: Betty and Homer Smith's grandsons Andre AJ. Avila (no.12--Andre's son)and Darnell D.J. Smith (no.15-- Kenneth's son) Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-268
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : The Junior Order Branch, no. 259 of the Croatian Fraternal Union, at the Odd Fellows Hall, East 3rd St, Watsonville. The hall was destroyed by 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Croatian Fraternal Union Children’s Group, Watsonville, CA (around 1929). Married names are in brackets [ ]. Identifications accumulated by Tom Ninkovich in 2004. Front row, left to right: unknown, Catherine Zadjelovich, Helen Barbora [McAbee], Katherine Arnerich, Vincent Arnerich, Milan Terkla, unknown,...
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Phares, Ana Ventura
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Description : Ana Ventura Phares, post election winner's picture. Ms Ventura Phares was the first Mexican American woman elected to the Watsonville City Council. She served as a Watsonville City Council Member and Mayor between May 18, 1998 and 2006. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-020
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Coronation and ball at the Caballeros de Dimas-Alang Festival at the Veterans Memorial Building, East Beach St, Watsonville, CA. Frances Tabancay, daughter of Esther and Benny Tabancay, was Princess Hope; she is with her escort Jesse Valdez. The Caballeros de Dimas-Alang was a fraternal organization founded in the Philippines in 1906 and organized in the United States in 1920. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-260
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Ukestad, Helen
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Description : The Ukestad family watching the 4th of July celebration in Watsonville from the 600 Block of Main St. (HU=Helen Ukestad) Charles Marinovich (HU's brother, standing facing the camera), Mike Marinovich HU's uncle, with hat) talking to Barbara Ukestad Beach (HU's sister-in-law). Sitting on the curb left to right: Daniel Ukestad (HU's son, child standing), Helen Marinovich Ukestad, NIna Brooks (HU's sister), Mike Brooks, Claudia Ukestad, Matt Brooks (HU's nephew, in wagon), Renee...
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Doering-Moore, Kathleen
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Description : Boating at Pinto Lake, Watsonville, CA: Nell Marmo and Elsie Mooney age 4; Kathleen Doering-Moore's mother Elsie, Grandmother's sister, and an unidentified person. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-180
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Slavic-American Cultural Organization (SACO)
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Source: Newsletter: 8 Pages of 8 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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by Rios, Oscar
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Description : Oscar Rios posing with a volunteer crew as they put up a sign near Alfaro's Bakery in his ultimately unsuccessful campaign against incumbent Ray Belgard to be 4th District Santa Cruz County Supervisor. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-091
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Source: Newsletter: 22 Pages of 22 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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by Hernandez, Gabriela
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Description : Fausto Romero on the left (d. 1989, Gabriela Hernandez's father) and a friend. They worked in Texas orange groves before coming to Watsonville. Both of Gabriela's parents were born in Mexico--Fausto in Guanajuato and Gabriela's mother in San Luis Potosi. Gabriela's parents married c. 1945 and lived in Rio Honda, Mexico, then Weslaco, Texas and on to California with their eight children. They pruned peach trees in Farmersville, picked apricots in San Jose, cucumbers in Watsonville...
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Phares, Ana Ventura
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Description : Elena and Joseph Phares; Christmas at home. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-014
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Doering-Moore, Kathleen
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Description : Kathleen Doering-Moore's twin sister, Colleen Doering-Berunetti, on a Sunday outing at the Doering Ranch, Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-184
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Rita Stringari's mother Caterina Comelli Del Piero (2nd from the right) and friends at a party. The photo has the words 'Mrs Comelli and mama' written on it. 1940/1949 Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-027
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Crosetti, Jeanette
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Description : J.J. Crosetti (1909-1988) pictured on the right, in the buggy, dressed as a historical figure. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-361
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Mr. Timoleone (Timo) Del Piero (c.1892-1982) and his wife Caterina Comelli Del Piero (c. 1894-1985), the parents of Rita Stringari. They had three children (Rita Stringari, Aurora Mitchell, and Richard Del Piero). Mr. Del Piero immigrated from Italy in 1921 and his wife followed the year after. He first worked at the Davenport Cement Plant. In 1924, they leased land from the Gibernson family near Moss Landing and the former town Santa Rita. They returned to Watsonville circa 1940...
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Remodeling of the Charles Ford building; one of the oldest department stores in Watsonville, CA; it opened c. 1850 and closed in 1992. The mowers in the foreground are for sale to local farmers. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-405
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Students at Casserly School which had students in eight grades. Josephy (joe) Brazil is standing next to the teacher. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-426
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Slavic-American Cultural Organization (SACO)
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Source: Newsletter: 8 Pages of 8 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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by Crosetti, Jeanette
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Description : J.J. Crosetti playing the saxophone in the rumpus room at the Crosetti Ranch, Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-355
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Medina, Teresa
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Description : Picture of Benjamin Medina taken by his aunt Teresa at their house on Lynbrook Ct, Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-327
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Dick Wong's father, Suey Kay Wong (1911-1995) posing with a car probably in the 200 block of Main Street, Watsonville, CA. Suey Kay Wong came to San Francisco in 1946, escaping the famine in Canton, China. He went to Sacramento and on to Watsonville. Dick Wong's grandfather also came from China c.1911; after spending 18 months on Angel Island, he died there. Suey Kay Wong, with several others, started the Daily Meat Marketlocated on the 200 block of Main St. The business grew and...
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Wedding day photo of Joseph Brazil (1901 - 1977) and Margaret Williams Brazil (1898 - 1976). Theresa Cordoza's maternal grandparents. The dress was made by the bride, and the wedding was held at Our Lady Help of Christians on East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA. Photo by Stepick's Studio, Watsonville, CA. Joseph and Margaret had two children Margaret Ann (Cordoza) and Elizabeth "Beth" Mary (Pearce, remarried Overbey). Mr. Brazil was a farmer, a volunteer firefighter, worked...
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Source: Newsletter: 16 Pages of 16 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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Source: Newsletter: 12 Pages of 12 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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Description : Oscar Rios on a tour of Alfaro's Bakery making cheese bread. Alfaro's Bakery was located in Santa Cruz but moved to 413 E. Riverside Dr, Watsonville, CA in 1993 and closed in 2012. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-096
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Source: Newsletter: 18 Pages of 18 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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Description : 2nd Watsonville High School - rebuilt in 1902 on East Beach Street and Marchant Street after the original was destroyed by fire in 1901. W.H. Weeks, Architect. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-407
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Watsonville Union High graduating Japanese Senior class of 1940. The assembly was held in the Veteran's Hall across the street from Watsonville High School on East Beach St., Watsonville, CA. Kitako Tasuda (Izumizaki) is in the front row 3rd from right. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-243
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Carrillo, Cristofina
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Description : Cristofina Carrillo is shown with a child; they are part of the Penny Club established in 1968, an organization that taught children to play musical instruments, sing and dance, as well as make art, do sports, and receive after school tutoring. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-129
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Henry Alton Hyde (1871 - 1949, Harold Hyde's grandfather), proprietor of the H.A. Hyde Co. Nursery on old Main St. which today is near Hyde and Freedom Blvd, Watsonville. He is standing in front of the office and warehouse. H.A. Hyde grew a special strawberry called the 'Hyde Banner Berry.' In addition, he volunteered in the community, helped organize the Watsonville Band, served as the first president of the Watsonville YMCA, and served 27 years on the Watsonville School Board....
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : James Izumizaki's family. Pictured front row left to right: Art, Henry. Center: Kanetsuchi. Back row left to right: George, Fumiyo and James Izumizaki. Pictures were often taken to send to Japan as it was less expensive to send pictures than to travel. The Izumizake family were five generations in California. James' mother and aunt were born in Hawaii in 1896, 1899; their family moved to the Pajaro Valley from Hawaii looking for good share cropping land for strawberries. Before...
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Tabancay, Esther
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Description : Santa Claus with the Tabancay sisters Ruth (left) and Frances (right) at Ford's Department Store located on Main Street, Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-254
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Slavic-American Cultural Organization (SACO)
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Source: Newsletter: 9 Pages of 9 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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by Menasco, George
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Description : Sid Menasco (father of George Menasco) standing under the hanging light in the rear of the Charles Ford Company office with Claude Irish, Accountant, to the right. Sid's father was James Sidney Menasco from Arkansas and two of Sid's uncles were the founding fathers of the Watsonville Odd Fellow Lodge. In 1879 when James Menasco and A.A. Moreyjoined the (unnamed) firm, it became the Charles Ford and Company. Ford passed away in 1890 and the company came under the full ownership of...
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Soper, Gary
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Description : Art Miller (Gary Soper's uncle) at Organization Day Dinner; 236th Military Police Company. Art was too old for combat duty in WWII; so he became a Military Policeman. He saw duty on the Island of Guam and Cebu Island in the Philippines. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-119
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Palacios, Esther Carrillo
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Description : Five of Salvador and Placida Carrillo's ten children at 74 Riverside Rd, Watsonville, CA: Stella - age 8, Victor - age 10, Ignacio - 10 months, Frances - age 5, Esther - age 7. Esther Carrillo's family immigrated from Colotlan, Jalisco, Mexico in 1965, looking for a better life. Her father Salvador was in the Bracero Program in the 1950s. He worked in the apple orchards, and later in the Driscoll strawberry fields. Her family stayed at the Tomaselo Labor Camp and bought a house on...
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Harmonija of the Pajaro Valley
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Folk music of Yugoslavia. Liner Notes: The turn of the century found many of our Slav people emigrating to Watsonville's Pajaro Valley. The economic situation in their homeland forced many a young man to bid sad farewell to his family and seek his fortune in our fertile valley. This poignant scend was repeated often in the many villages on the mianland of Yugoslavia, and also in the numerous villages on the off-shore islands. A large majority of our Slav people came from an area south of...
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Source: Vinyl recording: 1 Disc of 1
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by Cordoza, Theresa
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Description : Family on Gaffey Road Ranch. Left to right: Joseph Brazil, Elizabeth (baby), and Margaret Ann with two dogs, Niggy and Peppy. Picture taken by Margaret Brazil (grandmother of Theresa Cordoza). Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-421
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Oliveira, Mardell
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Description : Mardell Oliveira's paternal grandparents Mr. Grant Lake (1866 - 1918) and his wife Roxie A Smith Lake (1869 - 1925; m. 1891) in a 1914 Model T Ford. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-335
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Slavic-American Cultural Organization (SACO)
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Source: Newsletter: 12 Pages of 12 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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Source: Newsletter: 12 Pages of 12 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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Source: Newsletter: 20 Pages of 20 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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Source: Newsletter: 18 Pages of 18 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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Source: Newsletter: 24 Pages of 24 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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Source: Newsletter: 12 Pages of 12 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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by Smith, Betty J.
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Description : Kenneth Smith (the eldest son of Betty and Homer Smith) singing at the 1 year celebration of a store in San Mateo, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-269
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Antoinette Bilicich's father rented his house at 513 Lincoln St, Watsonville to Cirilio P. Suson and others.This photo commemorates the 1st anniversary of Lodge 5 E.F.Div. 2 Filipino Federation of America, Watsonville CA. The house was later demolished. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-022
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Oscar Rios with Beto Luevano and Jean Sears (a nurse with Salud Para la Gente) looking at plans for downtown Watsonville. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-102
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Cordoza, Theresa
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Description : Margaret Ann Brazil, Portuguese Fiesta Queen at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on East Lake Ave., Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-420
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Joseph Brazil holding daughter, Margaret Ann, with her dog Spotty, on the family ranch located at 260 Gaffey Rd, Watsonville, CA. Joseph's father (and Theresa Cardoza's great grandather) Joaquin Texiera Brazil (1856 - 1938) owned the original ranch; he came from Sao Jorege, (St. George) Azores on a whaling ship, jumped ship in the late 1800s. It is believed that he worked in the New Idria Quicksliver Mine and then came to Watsonville and purchased the Gaffey Rd property. He then...
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by Oliveira, Mardell
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Description : Derrel Lake's biplane at the Watsonville Airport. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-349
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Source: Newsletter: 16 Pages of 16 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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Description : Opening of the Watsonville Metro Center, located at the corner of Rodriguez Street and W. Lake Avenue. Pictured from the left: Katherine Beiers, Jan Beautz, Oscar Rios (holding the scissors), Henry Mello. The site began its existence as a bank and was later converted in 1994 to serve as Watsonville's primary multimodal transit center. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-100
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Horses and riders in Santa Cruz, CA; Ernie Furrer is the man 2nd from right. Ernie is Gary's great, great uncle and his parents had a hotel in Santa Cruz, CA in the 1890's. They came to Santa Cruz from Switzerland. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-124
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by Stringari, Rita
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Description : Rita Stringari's brother Richard Del Piero in his WWII United States Army Air Force uniform. 1941/1945. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-033
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Description : John Lukrich's father standing on plow in an orchard. Unknown driver. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-089
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Source: Newsletter: 8 Pages of 8 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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Description : Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Rossi, (great grandparents of Jerry Cordoza who is Theresa Cordoza's father). Picture taken at the Rossi Ranch on Hazel Dell Road. They arrived in Watsonville from Milan, Italy in 1860. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-416
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Description : Rita Stringari's children Lorita and Tim. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-034
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Description : Oscar Rios and supporters of his 4th District Santa Cruz County supervisorial race. Ramon Gomez on the far left; Oscar Rios is front center wearing a tie. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-093
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