ECV1850 Plaque:
Chitactac-Adams
Heritage County Park


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[ Photo of plaque. (English version) ]


CHITACTAC-ADAMS
HERITAGE COUNTY PARK
 
CHITACTAC
FOR OVER 3,000 YEARS, THIS AREA AROUND THE
UVAS CREEK DRAINAGE SUPPORTED LARGE
POPULATIONS OF ANCESTRAL OHLONE PEOPLE.
THIS LOCALITY IS BELIEVED TO BE THE
ETHNOHISTORIC VILLAGE OF CHITACTAC. THE
FIRST EUROPEAN CONTACT WITH THIS MAJOR
VILLAGE MAY HAVE OCCURRED IN NOVEMBER 1774
DURING THE RIVERA-PALOU EXPEDITION.
 
ADAMS SCHOOL HOUSE
IN 1859, JOHN HICKS ADAMS, "AN OLD AND
EXPERIENCED MINER," FUTURE POLITICIAN, AND
SHERIFF DONATED THIS PROPERTY TO THE ADAMS
SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR A SCHOOLHOUSE.
RECORDS ARE VAGUE BUT AT LEAST TWO SCHOOLS
WERE BUILT ON THIS SITE WITH THE LAST ONE
BEING BURNED DOWN IN 1956.


DEDICATED JUNE 12, 1993
MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER NO.1850
E CLAMPUS VITUS
"RIGHT WRONGS NOBODY"


 Victorian Bar


[ Photo of plaque. (Spanish version) ]


CHITAC-ADAMS
PARQUES DE HERENCIA
DEL CONDADO
 
CHITACTAC
POR MAS DE 3,000 AÑOS, EL AGUA DEL ARROYO UVAS
SOSTUVO GRANDES POBLACIONES DE ASCENDIENTES
DE LOS ÍNDEOS OHLONES, SE SUPONE QUE EL PUEBLO
CHITACTAC, QUE TIENE MAYOR SIGNIFICANCIA
HISTORICA PARA LOS OHLONE, EXISTÓ EN ESTA
LOCALIDAD. ES POSIBLE QUE AQUI LOS OHLONE
TUVIERON EL PRIMER ENCUENTRO CON LOS EUROPEOS
DE LA EXPEDICIÓN DE RIVERA-PALOU EN EL
ANO 1774.
 
ESCUELA ADAMS
EN EL AÑO 1859, JOHN HICKS ADAMS, QUE FUÉ UN
ANCIANO DE MUCHA EXPERIENCIA COMO MINERO,
POLITICO Y SHERIFF, DONÓ ESTA PROPIEDAD AL
DISTRITO ESCOLAR ADAMS PARA LA CONSTRUCCIÓN
DE UNA ESCUELA. HAY POCOS INFORMES SOBRE ESTA
ESCUELA, PERO SABEMOS QUE DOS ESCUELAS FUERON
CONSTRUÍDAS EN ESTE MISMO SÍTIO. LA ULTIMA
ESCUELA FUÉ CONSUMIDA EN UN INCENDIO EN EL
AÑO 1956.


DEDICADO EL 12 DE JUNIO 1993
MOUNTAIN CHARLIE SUCURSAL No.1850
E CLAMPUS VITUS
"LO JUSTO NO DAÑA A NADIE"

 Victorian Bar

This special double monument with English
text on one side, and Spanish on the other,
is located at intersection of
Watsonville Road (G8) and Burchell Road in
Gilroy.
Santa Clara County, CA.

GPS
  Chitactac - Adams  
WGS84 Datum
N 37.03032°
W 121.65668°




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