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Near Mountain View in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Jagel Slough

 
 
Jagel Slough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sam Nazzal
1. Jagel Slough Marker
Inscription.  One mile north-west of this plaque lies Jagel Slough, named for the Jagel Family, who were hay and grain farmers in the area. It is believed Ozymandias P. Jagel, who settled here (1859), set up a still to carry on an illegal liquor business. He perfected the first submarine, for use in rum running, but on its initial trial discovered his feet stuck in the clay of the slough bottom, He was never head from again and never received proper recognition for his invention.

Dedicated April 1, 1982 by
Floating (or Whang) Chapter No. 8
and
Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 1982 by E Clampus Vitus, Floating (or Whang) Chapter No. 8 and Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 25.61′ N, 122° 2.454′ W. Marker is near Mountain View, California, in Santa Clara County
Jagel Slough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sam Nazzal
2. Jagel Slough Marker
. Marker can be reached from Macon Road near Marriage Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 934 Macon Road, Mountain View CA 94043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shenandoah Plaza (approx. 1˝ miles away); Computer History Museum (approx. 2.2 miles away); Shakey: The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972 (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Spirit of the Times (approx. 2˝ miles away); Rengstorff House (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Mountain View Train Depot (approx. 3 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Home of Martin Murphy, Jr. (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain View.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the 6th Tee of the Moffet Field Golf Course.

While Jagel, actually Jogel, Slough is real, the story is ;-)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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May. 31, 2020