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San Juan Bautista State Historical Park
San Juan Bautista, California

San Juan Bautista, the town, grew up around the mission for which it was named. It prospered as the center of a rich agricultural area at a key location along El Camino Real. Its main street, Third Street, is still lined with buildings from the early American period, in good condition and mostly open for business.

The plaza is flanked by the mission and important secular buildings from the Spanish/Mexican period. It follows the traditional plan of Spanish cities (inherited from the Romans) seen throughout Latin America. All the major buildings now belong to the state historical park, with exhibits about this period in California's history.

The Plaza is flanked on its east side by an abrupt scarp created by the San Andreas Fault.

San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Wikipedia: San Juan Bautista, California

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San Juan Bautista Third Street

San Juan Bautista Third Street

False front buildings on Third Street in San Juan Bautista

San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 1, 2010
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Third Street in San Juan Bautista

Third Street in San Juan Bautista

Wooden and adobe buildings along Third Street in San Juan Bautista

San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 1, 2010
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San Juan Bautista Plaza

San Juan Bautista Plaza

Plaza Hall opposite the mission on the San Juan Bautista Plaza

San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 1, 2010
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