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

Mountain Charlie Road

 
 
Mountain Charlie Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 12, 2012
1. Mountain Charlie Road Marker
Inscription.  In 1858 the Santa Cruz Turnpike Company awarded a contract in the amount of $6000 to Charles Henry “Mountain Charlie” McKiernan and Hiram Scott for the construction of a road. The road from the Scott house, located in what is now Scotts Valley, to the summit was later known as the McKiernan Toll Road. It subsequently became part of Santa Cruz County road system on August 27, 1878 when the Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors issued a warrant for $600.00 to Charles McKiernan in consideration of said abandonment by him.
 
Erected 1982 by E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 8.649′ N, 121° 59.125′ W. Marker is in Los Gatos, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Mountain Charlie Road just south of Summit Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17955 Mountain Charlie Road, Los Gatos CA 95033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Mountain Charlie Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 12, 2012
2. Mountain Charlie Road Marker
markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Charlies Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Patchen (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mountain Charlie Bear Fight (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mountain Charlie Big Tree (approx. 1.9 miles away); Charles Martin Winery (approx. 2½ miles away); Glenwood (approx. 2½ miles away); Burrell School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lexington Reservoir County Park (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Gatos.
 
 
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 542 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 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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