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#259:  Vasquez Tree and Site of 21-Mile House

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Location:

NW corner of Tennant Ave and Monterey Hwy (Old 101), Morgan Hill

37.112735,-121.642966

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

This famous tavern and stage stop was located 21 miles from San Jose on the road to Monterey. The 21-Mile-House was built in 1852 by William Host beneath a spreading oak that later was called the Vasquez Tree. The house was sold to William Tennant in November 1852. Now destroyed, this stopping station was a place where horses could be changed, fed, and stabled, and where tired and hungry passengers could refresh themselves.



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