#434:  Site of "City Gardens" - Nursery of Louis Pellier

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100 block of W St James St, San Jose





There once was a state plaque. It appears it was removed when the former park was removed and the lawn installed.



From the Guidebook:

Pellier, native of Saint-Hippolyte, France and founder of California's prune industry, came to California in 1849. In October 1850 he established a nursery called City Gardens. Here, aided by his brothers Pierre and Jean, who came over from France at a later date, he introduced the French prune-la petite prune d'Agen-into California during the winter of 1856-57.

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