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The Teddy Roosevelt Tree

 
 
The Teddy Roosevelt Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 15, 2020
1. The Teddy Roosevelt Tree Marker
Inscription.  The original Coast Redwood tree was planted by our 26th President Theodore Roosevelt on May 11, 1903. This majestic redwood was located on the southwest corner of Campbell Avenue at Winchester Boulevard. It stood in that location, growing to a height of about 70 feet, until September 30, 1964, when it was cut down to widen Winchester Boulevard.

The stump from that tree was rescued from a San Jose dump off Story Road by Campbell Garden Club member Lilyann Brannon. Through her perseverance, it was replanted at what was then called Vasona Garden Center on October 16, 1964. The tree you see before you grew from that stump.

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1903.
 
Location. 37° 14.626′ N, 121° 57.903′ W. Marker is in Los Gatos, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Garden Hill Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 296 Garden Hill Drive, 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

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, measured as the crow flies. Schmitt-Nickson Homestead (approx. 0.6 miles away); Collord's Peak (approx. 1.7 miles away); Forbes Flour Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic Fire Bell (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Flame of Liberty Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); 911 Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); "The Cats" (approx. 2.4 miles away); Kotani-en (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Gatos.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located within Vasona Lake County Park, next to the Youth Science Institute (YSI).
 
The Teddy Roosevelt Tree and Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 15, 2020
2. The Teddy Roosevelt Tree and Marker - wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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