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

Henry Miller Summer Home

 
 
Henry Miller Summer Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 30, 2012
1. Henry Miller Summer Home Marker
Inscription.  This park was once the summer home of "the cattle king" Henry Miller. Mr. Miller was the dominant partner in the firm Miller & Lux. The large foundation on your left was Mrs. Miller's home, and the other two foundations were a dining hall and possibly their son's house. Arriving in America as a penniless immigrant, Henry Miller died on October 14, 1916, owning over 1,000,000 acres of land and 1,000,000 head of cattle.

Originally Dedicated July 26, 1975
Rededicated September 8, 1996

 
Erected 1975 by E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 0.761′ N, 121° 42.184′ W. Marker is in Gilroy, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Pole Line Road. This marker is located in Mount Madonna [Santa Clara] County Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gilroy CA 95020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Henry Miller Summer Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 30, 2012
2. Henry Miller Summer Home Marker
are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Miller Estate (a few steps from this marker); Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bonesio Winery (approx. 3.6 miles away); James A. Hall (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Discovery of California Redwoods (approx. 5.6 miles away); Donald Leon Rose (approx. 6 miles away); Whiskey Hill (approx. 6.6 miles away); Gilroy (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilroy.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Miller - Santa Clara Research Net. He reached his ninetieth year, and it is safe to say that nearly eighty-five of those years were periods of hard toil, and strenuous activity. (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Ruins of the Henry Miller Summer Home image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 30, 2012
3. Ruins of the Henry Miller Summer Home
Ruins of the Henry Miller Summer Home image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 30, 2012
4. Ruins of the Henry Miller Summer Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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