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

Patchen

 
 
Patchen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 12, 2012
1. Patchen Marker
Small lower plaque:
Restored by
Los Gatos Chapter DAR
1968
Inscription.  “Mountain Charley” McKiernan, one of the earliest residents of the Santa Crux Mountains, settled near here in 1850. John Martin Schultheis and his wife homesteaded land about a mile from here in 1852. Their home still standing (1950). The Patchen Post Office, named for a famous race horse, was located in this vicinity, 1872-1920’s.
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennial Commission, Los Gatos Lions Club and Los Gatos Chapter DAR. (Marker Number 443.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the Daughters of the American Revolution series lists.
 
Location. 37° 8.888′ N, 121° 58.458′ W. Marker is in Los Gatos, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Old Santa Cruz Highway just north of Mountain Charlie Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Gatos CA 95033, 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. Mountain Charlie Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mountain Charlies Cabin
Patchen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 12, 2012
2. Patchen Marker
(approx. one mile away); Mountain Charlie Bear Fight (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mountain Charlie Big Tree (approx. 2.3 miles away); Charles Martin Winery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Glenwood (approx. 2.9 miles away); Burrell School (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lexington Reservoir County Park (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Gatos.
 
Regarding Patchen. This plaque was restored by the Los Gatos DAR in 1968.
 
Also see . . .  Patchen - History. Patchen, California is one of five "Ghost Towns of the Santa Cruz Mountains" which grew and flourished during the last half of the nineteenth century. (Submitted on March 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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