The town of Hollister has the dubious distinction of having been built directly on top of the Calaveras Fault. Downtown has numerous examples of offset caused by creep along the fault line.
The business offices for the City of Hollister are housed in the old city library on Fifth Street.
Books of all aspects of California and local history – some rare and out-of-print – are housed at the San Benito County Library in the California/Local History section.
If you have a sweet tooth, stop at the Marich Confectionery store for tasty treats.
The IOOF Cemetery in Hollister provides an interesting introduction to many of the town's prominent citizens including Thomas S. Hawkins, Sheriff Jeramiah Croxon, and Millard F. Hoyle Sr. Genealogists will find this website very helpful.
Visit pharmacist George Wapple's home built in 1909, now the San Benito County Historical Society Museum.
The oldest Ford Dealership in California, Tiffany Ford Motor Company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010.
Swank Farms grows a variety of fruits and vegetables year around which they sell mainly through Farmers' Markets, restaurants, and their own produce stand.
They also feature a huge corn maze and pumpkin patch during Halloween which draws visitors from all over.
Hollister is the original home of the Steinbeck family. John Steinbeck's grandfather came to Hollister in the late 1870's, helping build a new community.
He and his wife, Almira, lived near this home on Monterey Street which was featured in the 1981 movie, East of Eden, based on the book which his grandson wrote in 1952.
The Joshua Inn was built circa 1909 for J. G. Hamilton, a harness maker, and is now a lovely bed and breakfast. More information is available at www.joshuainn.net.
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