Valdez Alley

Photos by Patricia Schallert

Walking downtown it is easy to pass by Valdez Alley/Eastwood Park and to just keep walking but you are missing a wonderful experience by not entering it. It is right next to the Albinger Museum on Main St. and across from the County Museum.

Valdez is beautiful as you traverse its many stairs(difficult for some). Surprises await you as you take the walk to the top. So the next time don’t just walk by it take the journey. Valdez Alley is the walkway where the handsome 1820 Ramon Valdez adobe once stood as the first polling place where all nine eligible voters cast their ballots for Abraham Lincoln in 1860.

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