Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mountain Charlie Bear Fight
Dr. T.J. Ingersoll of San Jose prepared a plate of silver and applied it to the area of the missing skull at McKiernan's request. In the ensuing week, the plate was not healing and it was removed against Mountain Charlie’s protests. About a year later an operation to remove an abscess under the brain relieved his intolerable pain. Mountain Charlie was much disfigured from his wounds, but he survived another 38 years. Thus began the legend and folklore about the man with the “silver skull."
Erected 1983 by E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 37° 7.616′ N, 121° 59.34′ W. Marker is in Scotts Valley, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Pierce Road. This markers is located on Pierce Road, a private road, approximately 1/4 mile from the intersection with Mountain Charlie Road, under a big oak tree. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scotts Valley CA 95066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Charlie Big Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mountain Charlies Cabin (approx. ¾ mile away); Mountain Charlie Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Charles Martin Winery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Glenwood (approx. 1.3 miles away); Patchen (approx. 1.7 miles away); Burrell School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lexington Reservoir County Park (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotts Valley.
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 676 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.