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

Schmitt-Nickson Homestead

 
 
Schmitt-Nickson Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 15, 2020
1. Schmitt-Nickson Homestead Marker
Inscription.  The redwood frame house that stood on this site was built in 1895 by Michael Schmitt and later owned by his daughter and son-in-law, Clarice and Frank Nickson. In the century it endured, the home sheltered five generations or the Schmitt-Nickson family.

The legacy of this land is now to serve new generations of families and their children for years to come.

Dedicated December 1997

 
Erected 1997.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1997.
 
Location. 37° 14.115′ N, 121° 58.084′ W. Marker is in Los Gatos, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Roberts Road East and Blossom Hill Road, on the left when traveling north on Roberts Road East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Gatos CA 95032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Teddy Roosevelt Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Collord's Peak (approx. 1.1 miles away); Forbes Flour Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Fire Bell (approx. 1.2

Schmitt-Nickson Homestead Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 15, 2020
2. Schmitt-Nickson Homestead Marker - wide view
The marker is (barely) visible here, behind the fence in the left center of the photo.
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miles away); The Flame of Liberty Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); 911 Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); "The Cats" (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kotani-en (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Gatos.
 
More about this marker. This marker is easy to miss, as it is mounted to a low rock, set within a garden, and semi-obscured by a fence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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May. 16, 2022