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Site Of Center Of Villa De Branciforte

SW corner of Water and Branciforte, Santa Cruz, CA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 36° 58' 53.1012", -122° 0' 50.3532"
  California CA State Historical Marker
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These school grounds were the center of Villa de Branciforte, founded in 1797 by Governor Diego de Borica of California on orders from Spain through Viceroy Branciforte in Mexico. Settlement existed as political entity until American occupancy of California. Remained as township until 1905 when annexed to City of Santa Cruz.

State Registered Landmark No. 469
Marker placed by California Centennials Commission in cooperation with Santa Cruz County Historical Society.
Dedicated November 17, 1950.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
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