Check out this great article in Watsonville Patch, “A Colorful History: Bear-Bull Fights, ‘Zip Horses’ and Fandangos.”
About the Castro Adobe
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks is working hard in partnership with California State Parks to open the Castro Adobe as a State Historic Park. Friends undertook the restoration of the Castro Adobe in order to preserve and interpret for the public the only remaining building of the Rancho era in the Pajaro Valley. The Castro Adobe is one of the finest examples of a rancho hacienda in the Monterey Bay area.
Castro Adobe State Historic Park will serve visitors interested in adobe architecture and preservation, as well as 4th graders studying the Mexican Rancho Period and 3rd graders studying local history. In the cocina (historic kitchen), the link between Latino traditions of today and our Californio heritage will be tangible as students experience tortillas, beans and nopales (cactus), which were produced in the Rancho period and are still enjoyed today. The Edna Kimbro Library and Archives – Center for Early California Studies will be opened to serve scholars and other visitors interested in the study of the cultural heritage of early California.