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

Charles Henry McKiernan

“Mountain Charlie”

 

1825 – January 16, 1892

 
Charles Henry McKiernan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2012
1. Charles Henry McKiernan Marker
Inscription.
Most colorful of all characters in Santa Cruz Mountains.

First white settler in Santa Cruz Mountain section, a pioneer hunter, rancher, teamster and road-builder. His motto was “Right Wrongs Nobody.”
 
Erected 1974 by E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850. (Marker Number SCL-053.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 17.962′ N, 121° 51.775′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Curtner Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located at the northwest corner of Section Q in the Oak Hill Cemetery. The cemetery is located at the intersection of Curtner Avenue and Monterey Highway (State Route 82). Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose CA 95125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Margaret Caldwell Fox (approx. mile away); Montgomery Maze (approx. mile away); Dr. Louis H. and Anna M. (Grandma) Bascom (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jean Jacques Vioget
Charles Henry McKiernan Marker and Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2012
2. Charles Henry McKiernan Marker and Burial Site
(approx. 0.3 miles away); William Henry Eddy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. John Towsend (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Donner, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dashaway Stables (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Also see . . .  Charles Henry "Mountain Charlie" McKiernan - Find-a-Grave. (Submitted on February 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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