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

Site of Reduction Works

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 17, 2018
1. Site of Reduction Works Marker
Inscription. Established in 1846, the Scott Furnace introduced here in 1874 revolutionized the quicksilver industry. Mine office located in 1850 in existing adobe building. Telephone installed 1878. Electric lights in 1890.
 
Erected by New Almaden Historical Society. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 37° 10.45′ N, 121° 49.458′ W. Marker is in San Jose (New Almaden), California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Almaden Way near Almaden Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First Mining Operation in California (here, next to this marker); Hard Rock Miners (a few steps from this marker); Patrick Tillman (a few steps from this marker); Site of First Mining in California (a few steps from this marker); Hacienda Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Vichy Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hacienda Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose (New Almaden).
 
More about this marker.
Site of Reduction Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 17, 2018
2. Site of Reduction Works Marker
The marker is on the right.
This marker is located on a short section of road joining Almaden Road to Bertram Road.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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