Hollister Points of Interest
Fault & Hollister
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
business offices for the City of Hollister are
housed in the old city library on Fifth Street.
Benito County Free Library
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.
have a sweet tooth, stop at the Marich
Confectionary store for tasty treats and sign up
for a tour.
Visiting the Past
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
Muenzers Sporting Goods
Muenzer's Cyclery and Sports Center has been
serving San Benito County since 1910. This
family run business is a great place to visit
for all your sporting goods needs, including an
original "Hollister" tee shirt.
Ford Dealership in California
The oldest Ford Dealership in California,
Tiffany Ford Motor Company celebrated it's
100th anniversary in 2010.
County Historical Society
pharmacist George Wapple's home built in 1909,
now the San Benito County Historical Society
Hollister is the original home of the Steinbeck
family. John Steinbeck's grandfather came
to Hollister in the late 1870's, helping build a
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.
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
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