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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Charles Henry McKiernan

“Mountain Charlie”

 

— 1825 – January 16, 1892 —

 
Charles Henry McKiernan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2012
1. Charles Henry McKiernan Marker
Inscription.  
Most colorful of all characters in Santa Cruz Mountains.

First white settler in Santa Cruz Mountain section, a pioneer hunter, rancher, teamster and road-builder. His motto was “Right Wrongs Nobody.”
 
Erected 1974 by E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850. (Marker Number SCL-053.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 17.962′ N, 121° 51.775′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Curtner Avenue, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located at the northwest corner of Section Q in the Oak Hill Cemetery. The cemetery is located at the intersection of Curtner Avenue and Monterey Highway (State Route 82). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose CA 95125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Charles Henry McKiernan Marker and Burial Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2012
2. Charles Henry McKiernan Marker and Burial Site
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of this marker. Margaret Caldwell Fox (approx. ¼ mile away); Montgomery Maze (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Louis H. and Anna M. (Grandma) Bascom (approx. ¼ mile away); Jean Jacques Vioget (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Henry Eddy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. John Townsend (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Donner, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); History of Vieira Park (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Also see . . .  Charles Henry "Mountain Charlie" McKiernan - Find-a-Grave. (Submitted on February 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 2, 2022