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

San Jose Mercury News

 
 
San Jose Mercury News Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
1. San Jose Mercury News Marker
Inscription. The San Jose Mercury News was first published, on this site, on June 20, 1851. Known as the San Jose Weekly Visitor, it was the city’s fist permanent newspaper. The paper changed owners and mastheads several times before becoming the San Jose Weekly Mercury in 1861. In 1901, E.A. and J.O. Hayes bought the paper merging it with the San Jose Herald. Brothers whose vast wealth derived from their Ashland iron mine, they saw the press as a vehicle for political reform. The Hayes family controlled the paper until 1952, when it was purchased by Ridder Publications. In 1974, Knight Newspapers merged with Ridder to form a new company, Knight-Ridder.
 
Erected by San Jose History Walk. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 37° 20.167′ N, 121° 53.475′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on West Santa Clara Street west of North 1st Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose CA 95113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank of America Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Electric Light Tower (about 400 feet away); Letitia Building
San Jose Mercury News Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
2. San Jose Mercury News Marker
(about 400 feet away); Knox-Goodrich Building (about 500 feet away); Juzgado (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of A.P. Giannini (about 600 feet away); Farmers Union Building (about 700 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Categories. Communications
 
Diagram of the San Jose History Walk image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
3. Diagram of the San Jose History Walk
Diagram of the San Jose History Walk image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
4. Diagram of the San Jose History Walk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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