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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Vichy Springs

 
 
Vichy Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
1. Vichy Springs Marker
Inscription. A spring of carbonated water, locally known as Vichy, bubbled up here beside the Alamitos Creek. When the distant Buena Vista Shaft penetrated the 2100 foot level in 1882, the spring ceased flowing. San Francisco banker F.L.A. Pioche and others commercially bottled the water as a cure-all for the sick and thirsty. When bottled, the water lost its carbonation and the venture also went flat financially.
 
Erected 1979 by Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 10.419′ N, 121° 49.46′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Bertram Road near Alamitas Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located near the bridge on the south side of the creek. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hacienda Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Mining in California (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick Tillman (within shouting distance of this marker); Hard Rock Miners (within shouting distance of this marker); New Almaden’s Civil War Crisis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Almaden Quicksilver Mine
Vichy Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
2. Vichy Springs Marker
(about 400 feet away); Hacienda Mining Display (about 500 feet away); Cornish Pump (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Also see . . .  The Gold Rush Financiers. A short essay on Francois L.A. Pioche and his partner Lester L. Robinson (Submitted on March 29, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Vichy Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
3. Vichy Springs Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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