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Alta COWlifornia: Castro Adobe Open House

June 3, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Castro Adobe tourguide holds up an image to a tour group

Holy cow! As Summer approaches it’s time for the Matanza! Mantanza, the annual slaughter of cattle, took place in the Summer and was extremely important in Alta (upper) California. Why were cows so important? Californios like Juan Jose Castro made their wealth off cows in the hide and tallow trade, which produced goods like soap, candles, and everything leather. Learn about the importance of the vacas in Alta California and how cows allowed the Castros to build their dream home we call the Castro Adobe. Ninos/kids, come to the kids’ table and learn how to make a candle!

This event requires pre-registration. Reserve your 90-minute tour of the Castro Adobe at our next open house event at: https://santacruzstateparks.as.me/CastroAdobeOpenHouse

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Castro Adobe State Historic Park
184 Old Adobe Road
Watsonville, CA 95076 United States
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