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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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by Hyde, Harold A.
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Description : One man and two women (Fern Kilburn) enjoying the surf at Aptos Beach, Aptos, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-444
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Nicolina Marinovich (1898 - 1960, widow of Mitchell Marinovich) with her children: son Nick (standing next to her). Front row left to right are Nina (Brooks), Charles, Mary (Siefke), Helen (Ukestad). Nicolina came from the Konavale Valley, Yugoslavia c. 1920 -- she joined her two sisters here. Mitchell Marinovich (1891 - 1935) came from Austria as a teenager circa 1912. He was active in St. Patrick's Church, Austrian-American Benevolent Society, the Fraternal Order of Eagles,...
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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 : 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.)
Watsonville Public Library
by Oliveira, Mardell
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Description : Old Lighthouse at Arch Rock in Santa Cruz, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-346
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Ramirez, Serafina
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Description : Serafina Ramirez and three of her children. Left to right: Teresa, Eduardo, Serafina and Mary Ramirez at the Mission San Juan Bautista. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-011
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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 Ukestad, Helen
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Description : Backyard Barbecue at the Marinovichs' home in Watsonville, CA after the 4th of July Parade. Top right to left: Helen Marinovich Ukestad, Dan (child), Nicolina Marinovich (hat), Nina Brooks, Charles Marinovich and Mike Marinovich. Middle right to left: Nick Marinovich (with cigar), Robert Brooks (with baseball cap), Esan Sieb holding Mitchell Marinovich. Bottom right to left: Martin Marinovich, Mike Brooks and Matt Brooks. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number :...
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 Ramirez, Serafina
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Description:  Serafina Ramirez at work at the Watsonville Nursery on Whiting Rd. in the Salsipuedes area of Watsonville. (Di Cicco Nurseries Inc, 617 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA.) Serafina came from Zacatecas, Mexico in 1966. Her husband Trinidad Ramirez worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and retired after 30 years. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-010
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 : Left to right: J.J. Crosetti, Frank Osmer, Edmund G. 'Pat' Brown; Mr. Gaffney, Mr. Reed, Mr. Robinson, Teresa Crosetti, Bill Haden, Henry Mello, Mr. Blaxio, Mr. Johnson, and Norine Osmer. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-351
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 Cordoza, Theresa
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Description : The Brazil Brothers baling hay in the Lakeview area. Pictured is a hay press with Julian (Theresa's great uncle) on the table feeding hay into the press, Manuel (another great uncle) on the derrick rake and Julian Brazil Jr. (Theresa's second cousin) tending spool on the left. The car belongs to Joe; a 1939 Chevy. In the foreground is Aunt Beth Brazil and to the far right is Theresa's mother Margaret Brazil Cordoza. The hay press is currently (1999) located at the Agricultural...
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 : 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
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 : Quinceaera photograph of Zaida Raygoza and her court, taken at the Watsonville Plaza, Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-324
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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 Phares in the bathtub. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-015
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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 : 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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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 : 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
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 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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Description : Groundbreaking for the new Watsonville Junction Depot. J.J. Crosetti 2nd from right. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-360
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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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by Wyckoff, Florence
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Description : Elizabeth Wyckoff with her children Elizabeth and Lois. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-139
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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 : Derrel Lake and friends at a gun club in Turlock, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-338
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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 : Members of the Watsonville Band playing for a dance in Seattle, Washington. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-353
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Bilicich, Antoinette
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Description : The Bilicich Family: Left to right Nick (1910-1985) and his wife Ruth (1913-2009), Frances (1887-1969; Nick, Mary, and Louis's mother) holding Nick and Ruth's daughter Judy, Mary B. Toccalini (d.1995), Louis (1918-2012), Luka (1883-1953, Nick, Mary,and Louis's father), Mario Toccalini (d. 1987, kneeling, Mary's husband) and Patti Bilicich (Nick and Ruth's older daughter). Luka Bilicich immigrated at age 16 to the United States from the island of Vis, Dalmatia to avoid compulsory...
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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...
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Esther Tabancay and Emilio G. Elagas at the Officers Installation, Kennedy Youth Center, Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-261
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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 : The Brazil Family at either the Apple Annual, or the 4th of July parade. Left to rightm John, Joaquin (father), Manuel. Joacquin is holding the reins, seated in the wagon. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-423
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 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
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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by Palacios, Esther Carrillo
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Description : Carlos Palacios, Watsonville's first Latino City Manager, with his wife Esther and son Marco Emiliano celebrating Christmas at Esther's mom's house. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-178
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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 : A double wedding. Photo of the brides Ana Ventura Phares and her sister Juana Ventura with their father Leon Ventura at the Federation San Pablo De Colores Hall, 505 San Juan Road in Pajaro/Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-019
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 : Margaret and Jennie Lloyd riding their tricycles on their family's 32 acre ranch in Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-003
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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 : Placida Carrillo with her children Cristofina, Angelina, Stella, Esther and Frances at Tomaselo Labor Camp on a Sunday outing. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-168
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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 : Christmas time; left to right: sisters Linda, Ruth and Darlene Tabancay. Ruth was attending UCSF medical school. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-252
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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
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Maria Paz Romero's living room at 238 Las Lomas Drive, Watsonville, CA. Mrs. Romero always enjoyed having her altar in the living room.  Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-322
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 Cordoza, Theresa
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Description : Left to right: Lawrence Cunha, Uncle Manuel Brazil, Johnny Cunha, Uncle John Brazil, Uncle Bill Brazil, and Joe Cunha. Taken at great grandfather Joachin Texiera Brazil's home on 282 Mt. Madonna Road (Margaret Brazil Cordoza's Uncles, Theresa Cordoza's uncles). Picture takeen by Joe Brazil. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-418
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 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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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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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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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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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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by Rios, Oscar
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Description : Oscar Rios speaking at an informational rally on October 19, 1989; two days after the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-092
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Family photo from the left: Rita Del Peiro Stringari, Kathy Mitchell Ladra (Rita's cousin, married to Michael Ladra), Timo Del Piero, Michael Ladra, and Caterina Del Piero. Photo taken on the family ranch on Amesti road in Watsonville.1975/1979~ Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-030
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 Izumizaki, Kitako
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Description : Ed Yonemura (James Izumizaki's uncle) in his U.S. Navy uniform. Ed lied about his age to get into the Navy - he was among the first to join. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-247
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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by Oliveira, Mardell
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Description : St. Patrick's Church with a horse drawn buggy and pedestrian in front. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-344
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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 : Adalberto Ventura (Ana Ventura Phares's uncle) in uniform at Camp McQuaide, a US Army camp located at 873 San Andreas Road, Watsonville 1939-1948. In 1949, the camp was converted to the Monterey Bay Academy, a private boarding school. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-013
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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
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Caterina Comelli Del Piero (1894-1985, Rita Stringari's mother) in her flower garden. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-028
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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 : Margaret Lloyd (Janet Mize's mother) as infant at age 17 months with a spiffy bonnet and laced shoes; pictured outside the family home on Larkin Valley Rd., which is known now as Buena Vista Rd and Bradford. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-002
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 playing the saxophone in the rumpus room at the Crosetti Ranch, Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-355
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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 : 507 E. Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA, formerly the first Negro School. During the years of its existence (1866-1879), it had eight teachers: Miss M. J. Moltroupe, Miss A. Allison, Lois Poole, Mary Bell, the highly popular Miss Josephine Knowlton, Mrs. Kieth, Mary Hushbeck, and Fannie Gallagher (from the SCPL History Files). The building was demolished after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-170
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 : A crowd scene at the old Watsonville Civic Auditorium on 2nd Street, Watsonville, CA during WWII. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-122
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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 and Joe Carrillo's wedding in St. Patrick's Church. Cristofina's father was born in Glendale, CA and her mother in Jalisco, Mexico. Her father's family arrived in 1966 and came by horse - it took them three months to get to San Jose, CA. They left Mexico because of the poor conditions and worked here in the strawberry fields. Cristofina worked in the Green Giant cannery in Watsonville. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-127
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
Watsonville Public Library
by Smith, Valerie
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Description : Close-up of the Watsonville Plaza bandstand/ gazebo's commemorative plaque; it is located on Main Street, Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-035
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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 : Derrel Lake (1899 - 1954) with his motorcycle and two dogs. Mr. Lake was married to Margaret Maddock Lake (1905 - 2000) and worked as a machinist and auto mechanic. They had three children, Mardell, Helen, and Edward. His parents were Grant and Roxie Lake. He was a member of the American Legion Watsonville Post. 1915/1916~ Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-337
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
Watsonville Public Library
by Doering-Moore, Kathleen
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Description : Bernard (Ben) Mooney (Kathleen Doering-Moore's maternal grandfather) and his brothers, Jack and George Mooney. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-179
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : 1st Watsonville High School. Architect William Henry Weeks. 1895/1901. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-408
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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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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.)
Watsonville Public Library
by Tabancay, Esther
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Description : Annual meeting of United Bacarrenros of America, held at Esther Tabancay's aunt's house in Salinas, CA. People all from Bacarra, Philippines are present; Esther is the woman seated 4th from the left and is holding daughter Frances, Esther's husband Benny is 7th from the left(standing), next is Carlina holding Esther's daughter Ruth. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-267
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
Watsonville Public Library
by Soper, Gary
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Description : Gary Soper as a young boy pulling a decorated wagon in the Christmas Parade down Main St., Watsonville, CA. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-123
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
Watsonville Public Library
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.)
Watsonville Public Library
by Palacios, Esther Carrillo
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Description : Angelina Carrillo (Esther C. Palacios' sister) at the Plaza in downtown Watsonville, CA. In the background are two department stores that are no longer there--Sears and Alexander's Mens Wear. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-169
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 : Esther Tabancay and her children on the occasion of Ruth's 21st birthday. Seated Esther, Jerry; standing left to right: Ruth, Frances, Linda, and Darlene. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-264
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 : Santa Claus visits the Watsonville Chamber of Commerce on the day after Thanksgiving. J.J. Crosetti Sr, right top corner without hat. J.J. Crosetti Sr (Joseph Jerome, 1908 - 1988) was married to Theresa Muzzio Crosetti and they had three children; JJ Crosetti Jr (1942 - 2015), Jeanette, and JoAnn. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-358
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 : Radcliff Elementary School sometimes know as "Rodriguez School" located on Rodriguez Street, Watsonville, CA; just after its completion. This school was built to serve a growing population on the west side of town and was the first public elementary school to be built at a distance from the location of the first primary and grammar schools on East Fourth Street (now East Lake Avenue.) It was designed by local architect Ralph Wyckoff, who later received a number 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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Description : From the left: Caterina Del Piero,Rita Del Piero Stringari, Kathy, Timo Del Piero. 1940/1980 Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-031
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 Palacios, Esther Carrillo
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Description : Esther Carrillo Palacio's son, Marco Emiliano at 11 months old; out for his first Halloween with his cousins, Ben and Sara Benavides. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-176
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 : The Watsonville Band departing from Watsonville Airport for Seattle. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-354
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
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Description : Elsie Thomasina Mooney-Doering (1921-2011). Elsie was born in British Columbia and came to Watsonville from Vancouver, Canada in 1921 with her parents, Ina and Bernard Mooney. Her parents, originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, were whalers and moved with the whaling fleet to Moss Landing, CA in 1922. When the whaling fleet moved on, the family settled in the Pajaro Valley. They lived on the Marmo Ranch, next to the Doering Ranch at 268 Amesti Rd, Corralitos, CA. Elsie married...
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
Watsonville Public Library
by Doering-Moore, Kathleen
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Description : Newlyweds Steve and Elsie Doering at home, 268 Amesti Road, Corralitos, CA; married in Carson City, Nevada. (Kathleen Doering-Moore's parents). Steve was a farmer growing apples and row crops and owned the Doering Construction Co. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-186
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
Watsonville Public Library
by Hyde, Harold A.
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Description : Methodist Church Sunday School May Day picnic for girls held at the Kelly Thompson Ranch on Riverside Road, Watsonville, CA. There was a redwood grove on the property often used for picnics. Harold Hyde's mother; Fern Kilburn is second from the left. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-438
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 : Gerald Stanley Cordoza (1927 - 2018) taking a bath in washtub by the willows at Rossi Ranch on Hazel Dell Rd. Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-422
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)
Watsonville Public Library
by Palacios, Esther Carrillo
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Description : Esther Carrillo Palacios' younger sister, Margarita Carrillo with dance partner Javier Vargas, in folkloric dress at St. Francis Church, East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA, performing with the Penny Club. 1975/1979~ Series Title : Shades of Watsonville Call Number : SWAT-001-174
Topics: californiarevealed, Watsonville (Calif.)--History, Watsonville (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photographic Negative (2 1/2 x 3 in.)