1938-05-09: Julia Bolado Davis donated the 54 Acres of Bolado Park to California’s 33rd Agricultural District

1938: Julia Bolado Davis donated the 54 Acres of Bolado Park to California’s 33rd Agricultural District.

“Bolado Park Donated to County Residents” – Mrs. Julia Bolado Davis Turns Over 54-Acre County Park to 33rd District Farm Association. All Buildings are Included in Gift to People. Donation Made as Memorial to Late Joaquin Bolado.

“Through the generosity and public spirit of Mrs. Julia Bolado Davis and her family, Bolado Park is today the property of the people of San Benito County.”

– Free Lance, Hollister, California – Tuesday, May 10, 1938.

“In 1922, a group of residents asked if they could use part of the land for the county fair. She agreed. Near the end of the decade, representatives of the newly formed San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo asked if they might stage their show there. She assented. For many years, she was in the stands to see feats of horsemanship and perhaps remembered the little girl who had not been permitted to ride. When she donated the land to the state as a park [in 1938], she stipulated that it be named for her father, who had come to California nearly a century before.”

-The Pinnacle, June 25, 1992.

“Some time ago she and her sons deeded 53 acres of the Santa Anita Ranch to the 33rd Agricultural District Association to be used for public recreation.It is a beautiful piece of land dotted with superb oak trees, edged by the San Benito River, and known as Bolado Park in honor of her father. It is the site of the annual Saddle Horse Association Horse Show and Rodeo and the county fair. It has a large swimming pool and golf course and the extensive picnic area with barbeque facilities annually attracts thousands of people from a wide area.”

– Hollister Evening Freelance Article Thursday, January 12, 1967


1875-1877: Drought

Drought in San Benito County began in 1875: per Julia Bolado's memoirs.

Published in: on November 1, 1875 at 7:57 am  Leave a Comment  

1871-04-06: Patent – State of California to Charles Avy; 500ac, 313+ac, 320ac

April 6, 1871 – Patent: State of California to Charles Avy.

United States of America, State of California.

To all whom these presents shall come greeting. Whereas under the provisions of the several acts of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An Act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands and to Grant Pre-emption Rights" approved September 4, 1841, 500.000 acres of the Public lands were granted to the State of California and an act entitled "An Act to provide for the survey of the public lands in California the granting of Preemption rights therein and for other purposes approved March 3rd 1853 10 sections of land were granted for the erection of Public Buildings and 72 sections for a seminary of learning also the 16th and 36th sections of each Township in said state also an act entitled "an act donating public lands to the several states and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanical arts" approved July 2nd, 1862, 150 m. acres of the public lands were also granted to said state, and whereas the legislature of the State of California have provided for the sale and conveyance of said lands by statutes enacted from time to time, and whereas it appears by the certificate of the register of the State Land Office No 592 issued in accordance with the provisions __ law and that Charles Avy is entitled to receive a Patent therefore.

Now therefore; the State of California hereby grants to the said Charles Avy and to his heirs and assigns forever the said tracts of land located as aforesaid and which are known and described as follows: to wit; lot no1 in sec 21, lots no.s 1,2,3,4 5 SW 1/4 of NW 1/4, NW 1/4 of SE 1/4, and WE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of sec 28 in township 13SRCE Mount Diablo Meridian containing 313.82 acres taken in lieu of 320 acres together with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto appertaining and belonging. To have and to hold the aforegranted premises to the said Charles Avy and to his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behalf forever.

In testimony where of JHH Haight Governor of the State of California have caused these letters to be made Patent and the seal of the the State of California to be hereunto affixed.

Libr. __ of patents p. 250

Recorded August 14, 1871 10 AM.

Bio of Henry Haight: http://www.californiagovernors.ca.gov/h/biography/governor_10.html