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Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Waiting For The Train

By Marlene Amerian

 

óUnveiled as part of Centennial Celebrations April 29, 2007 ó

 
Waiting For The Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2011
1. Waiting For The Train Marker
Inscription. This bronze sculpture depicts one of Morgan Hillís early founding families, Hiram Morgan Hiss, his wife Diana and their daughter Diane. In 1898, when the first Southern Pacific station was built, many visitors would request the train stop at “Morgan Hillís Ranch”, which is how Morgan Hill got its name.

This statue provides an historical and artistic legacy for our community.

Commissioned by the Morgan Hill Community Foundation, in partnership with the Morgan Hill Centennial Committee and the City of Morgan Hill. Funded by the Morgan Hill Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and The Morgan Hill Redevelopment Agency
 
Erected 2007 by Morgan Hill Community Foundation, Morgan Hill Centennial Committee, and the City of Morgan Hill.
 
Location. 37° 7.742′ N, 121° 39.03′ W. Marker is in Morgan Hill, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Depot Street and East 3rd. Steet on Depot Street. Click for map. The marker is located at the entrance to the Caltrain Parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17399 Depot Street, Morgan Hill CA 95037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Granary (about 700 feet
Waiting For The Train Statue image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2011
2. Waiting For The Train Statue
The marker is in front of the statue.
away, measured in a direct line); Site of Skeels Hotel (about 700 feet away); Votaw Building (about 800 feet away); Morgan Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Page House (approx. 0.2 miles away); [Morgan Hill] Centennial Project (approx. half a mile away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. half a mile away); Site of 21-Mile House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morgan Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Hiram Morgan Hill Led Life of Trials and Tribulations - Morgan Hill Times. Newspaper article from the Morgan Hill Times. (Submitted on August 16, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Waiting For The Train Sculpture by Marlene Amerian image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2011
3. Waiting For The Train Sculpture by Marlene Amerian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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