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

Santa Clara and Pajaro Railroad

1869

 
 
Santa Clara and Pajaro Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, December 25, 2022
1. Santa Clara and Pajaro Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Santa Clara and Pajaro Railroad comes to Morgan Hill, later purchased by Southern Pacific Railroad
 
Erected by Morgan Hill Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Southern Pacific Railroad series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 37° 8.07′ N, 121° 39.457′ W. Marker is in Morgan Hill, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Monterey Highway south of Wright Avenue. The ceramic marker is mounted to a metal stand in the spiral Centennial History Trail rose garden. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17860 Monterey Highway, Morgan Hill CA 95037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tiburcio Vasquez Raids 21 Mile House (here, next to this marker); Italian Immigrants (here, next to this marker); Butterfield Stage Company (here, next to this marker); Skeels Hotel (here, next to this marker); US 101 Freeway (here, next to this marker);
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Virginia Mae Days (here, next to this marker); Morgan Hill Unified School District (here, next to this marker); [Morgan Hill] Centennial Project (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Morgan Hill Historical Society: Centennial History Trail.
"The Morgan Hill Centennial History Trail was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Morgan Hill. Starting at the center marker and then proceeding along an expanding spiral trail, you will pass approximately 100 raised post markers describing events in the history of Morgan Hill and the surrounding area."
(Submitted on December 28, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
Santa Clara and Pajaro Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, December 25, 2022
2. Santa Clara and Pajaro Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.

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