1868-10-21: 7.0 “Great San Francisco Quake” on Hayward Fault Shakes San Juan Bautista

SAN JUAN [Bautista] NORTH, October 21.–Earthquake at 7:55 A.M. The shock was of at least thirty seconds duration, and the heaviest since that of October, 1865.


October 21, 1868: Magnitude 7.0  37.70, -122.10  Hayward Fault 30 dead; $350,000 in property damage.



See also: Isaac L. Mylar, Early Days at the Mission San Juan Bautista

Published in: on October 21, 1868 at 7:55 am  Leave a Comment  

1868-10-01: Smallpox epidemic in San Juan Bautista

Smallpox epidemic in San Juan Bautista.
Source: Isaac L. Mylar, Early Days at the Mission San Juan Bautista, p. 147, and web based reports.

See: http://memory.loc.gov – search for "mylar"

Published in: on October 1, 1868 at 10:19 pm  Comments (1)  

1867-08-09: Joaquin Bolado & José G. Arques buy Manuel Salvador Larios’ Minor Heirs’ Shares in Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe

Friday, August 9, 1867 – Manuel Salvador Larios’ minor heirs’ (Estolano & Patrocinio Larios) portion was sold to Joaquin Bolado and José G. Arques at 12:16 in front of the Plaza Hotel in San Juan Bautista.

Guardian Frederick A. MacDougall sold at public auction to the highest bidder for cash U.S. gold coin; each minors’ share of 2047 acres.

At such sale Joaquin Bolado and Jose G. Arques became the purchasers of the interests of each for $3350 for the interest of each of them amounting in the aggregate $6700 in US Gold coin to be paid on confirmation of said sale by said court; Bolado 2/3rds, Arques 1/3 owners.

v.1 p.146.

Source also: East of the Gabilans, p. 121.

1858: San Juan Bautista’s Plaza Hotel built by Angelo Zanetta

1858: Plaza Hotel in San Juan Bautista built by Angelo Zanetta.


Published in: on January 1, 1858 at 12:00 am  Comments (2)  

1855-06-18: petition for letters of administration filed – death of Maria Antonia Castro de MacDougall

Anzar estate: petition for letters of administration filed by MacDougall representing that Maria Antonia Castro de Anzar de MacDougall departed this life at San Juan Bautista on May 30 1855; intestate.

He asks to be named administrator

Abstract V. 2 p.203