JIM JACK (JIM jack), lived on Mission Vineyard in his 10 x 10 cabin. He was the County squirrel hunter before he became our "Mustard King." True to his Chinese characteristic of watching for "the main chance," he observed that the omnipresent mustard plants which grew to be as high as a man seated on a horse could be harvested. He and his Chinese friends harvested the mustard and "hit the international market" in the year of a severe worldwide drought. Jim Jack gave away much of his fortune to the children of San Juan with candy and gifts; he saw that poor families had potatoes. With Jim Jack's good business sense as inspiration, ranchers began to use their land to grow food crops for people instead of just for cattle. The farming industry of today began. We do not know Jim Jack's real name nor where he is buried in China, but his legacy is still growing here in San Juan Bautista.