San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Keesling’s Shade Trees
The result was a 30-mile row of trees on each side of the road from San José to Gilroy, a project that Keesling, assisted by his son Hayes, finished in 1911. And except for stretches where urban growth and modern highway construction have demanded removal, these trees still serve the purpose for which they were planted.
Erected 1985 by California Pioneers of Santa Clara County and E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850. (Marker Number SCL-056.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
Location. 37° 16.388′ N, 121° 49.826′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Monterey Road (California Route 82) just north of Skyway Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located between Monterey
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frontier Village (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hayes Mansion (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Hayes Mansion (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Donner, Jr. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dr. John Towsend (approx. 2.3 miles away); Jean Jacques Vioget (approx. 2.3 miles away); William Henry Eddy (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dr. Louis H. and Anna M. (Grandma) Bascom (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.