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Simon Monserrate Mezes (removed in the 1950's)

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DATE OF DEATH
12/7/1884

HISTORY
Simon Monserrate Mezes was the founder of Redwood City, a town he wanted to call "Mezesville." He became a legal agent of Luis Arguello & family, who had a 35,000 acre Spanish land grant. Mezes plotted the town and set aside land for a school, park, and courthouse. His remains were removed from the Union Cemetery in the 1950s.

MORE INFO
Historic Union Cemetery Page: Simon Monserrate Mezes
Historical Blog: Mezes Park (Tank Park)


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