San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Coyote Post Oﬃce
From its establishment in 1862 until 1882, Coyote Post Office was initially called Burnett Post Office after the surrounding township. It was originally located in Twelve-Mile House, one of the several public traveler lodges then dotting Monterey Highway, but a minor accounting dispute prompted the Postal Department to enforce a little-known regulation prohibiting the proximity of a post office to a saloon, Since only a wall separated Coyote Post Office from the Twelve-Mile House Saloon, the Post Office was later moved to this building next door which was built around 1907.
Because Coyote Post Office symbolizes communication in the Santa Clara Valley, the interior building exhibit is divided into two separate sections. The front portion contains a period postal room and exhibit about postal history while the back room highlights the remarkable career of Charles Herrold, the father of radio broadcasting, and his impact on modern day communication.
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Erected by San Jose Historical Museum.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 37° 19.25′ N, 121° 51.546′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Senter Road. Click for map. Marker and Post Office building are located at the San Jose History Museum complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 Senter Road, San Jose CA 95112, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chiechi House (a few steps from this marker); Gordon House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Zanker House Empire Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Stevens Ranch Fruit Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Umbarger House (within shouting distance of this marker); O’Brien’s (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Jose Electric Tower (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker commemorating the Herrold Radio Broadcasting Station
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the interior displays. • Can you help?