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

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Location:

100 block of W St James St, San Jose

37.337598,-121.896206

 

 

Plaque:

A state plaque exists. Because of the extensive construction and renovation of the area, and the removal of the former park, the plaques are in storage (as of 2018).

Notes:

The sign in the photos here has also been removed due to roadwork.


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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