Originally From: Indiana

Why Hollister: My Grandfather, William Winn, took a job in Hollister as county surveyor

Favorite Things About Hollister: Hollister has very good weather. It was a great place to grow up ..only around 5000 population.

In 1906 my Grandfather moved the family from Pacific Grove to Hollister. He was a San Benito County Surveyor. Later he started an insurance agency… My dad Ralph Winn joined him in 1924. In addition to Insurance, he was president of the “people’s finance and thrift” during the depression. He also was a director and Vice President of the Hollister National Bank. Hollister was a great place to grow up. Below is a photo of the house we grew up in at 712 West St., across the street from the park.