Palmtag Cutting Shed Historical

Palmtag Cutting Shed Historical (HM1W3S)

Location: Hollister, CA 95023 San Benito County
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N 36° 46.29', W 121° 18.641'

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Once a common site in the rural Hollister area, apricot cutting sheds were where the harvested apricots were cut in half and then were placed on wood trays to be dried in the sun. The apricot season usually started at the same time that school got out for the Summer and many Hollister High School students earned their Summer spending money cuttin' cots in sheds like this one. This barn was originally built in the early to mid-1900s by Charles Palmtag on the Palmtag Ranch off of Nash Road. It was rebuilt at a new site by Carl Palmtag in 1947. It was used to cut apricots until the 1960s then used for tractor storage. It was used to pack fresh vegetables, as vegetable production slowly replaced most of the area's apricot orchards. It was donated to the San Benito County Historical Society and moved to the San Benito County Historical Park in 2015.

We disassembled it, relocated it, re-erected it, and dedicated it in cooperation with the Palmtag Family and the San Benito County Historical Society on Saturday, September 24, 2016
HM NumberHM1W3S
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2016
Placed ByMonterey Viejo Chapter 1846 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Palmtag Family and San Benito County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 9:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 650763 N 4070855
Decimal Degrees36.77150000, -121.31068333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 46.29', W 121° 18.641'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 46' 17.4" N, 121° 18' 38.46" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8298 Airline Hwy, Hollister CA 95023, US
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