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

Augustus T. Dowd

1823 - 1893

 
 
Augustus T. Dowd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2016
1. Augustus T. Dowd Marker
Inscription.
Effective discoverer of the Calaveras Big Trees

 
Erected 1966 by E Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 15.132′ N, 122° 2.19′ W. Marker is in Saratoga, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Oak Street near 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14766 Oak Street, Saratoga CA 95070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of Madronia Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grover House (approx. 0.4 miles away); McCarthy Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hutchinson /Cloud-Smith Store/Samuel Cloud House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Martin McCarty's Toll Gate (approx. 0.4 miles away); John C. Hutchinson Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saratoga State Bank (approx. half a mile away); Saratoga World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Saratoga.
 
More about this marker. The grave and marker are in Section 28 of Madronia Cemetery, on the right when traveling south
Augustus T. Dowd Grave and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 24, 2016
2. Augustus T. Dowd Grave and Marker
The grave and marker are in the foreground.
within the cemetery on Madrona Avenue East.
 
Also see . . .  History of the giant sequoia - Monumental Trees. The old sequoia first seen by Augustus T. Dowd, was named "The Discovery Tree". After withstanding storms and forest fires for many centuries, in 1852 the tree encountered a western man. A year later the tree was felled...
It took five men and 22 days... and after counting the tree rings it appeared that this tree was 1300 years old. The remaining stump was used as a dance floor...
(Submitted on February 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Augustus T. Dowd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Contemporary lithograph
3. Augustus T. Dowd Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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