PVHA was represented by Bill Beecher, Ralph Jacobs, George Romero and Gina Gallucci. Their presentation displayed census data for the Pajaro Valley in the years 1860, 1870, and 1900. The population grew from 300+ to 5,000+ and the ethnic content changed with each census. Volunteers at PVHA are doing more reseach on the immigration and other census data. Tina Baine is researching the 1930 census to see how the ethnic population changed over time.
- Santa Cruz History Fair at the Museum of Art History in Santa Cruz – May 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
- Celebrating the 4th of July at Lake Watsonville May 25, 2022
- Stephen Mallory White April 2, 2020
- Watsonville was the California History Section’s City of the Month October 18, 2019
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The Watsonville First United Methodist Church is celebrating its 170th anniversary on Oct. 22, 2022. The Methodist congregation was established in Watsonville in 1852 when Rev. D.A. Dryden preached in a grove of cottonwoods & conducted a marriage ceremony on the banks of the Pajaro River. This was believed to be the first American wedding ceremony in the Pajaro Valley. (Marilyn Hyde, Church Historian, watsonville1stumc.org) ... See MoreSee Less