San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Wood Road & Jacques Ridge
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In 1994, the Santa Clara County Parks partnered with the Mid-peninsula Regional Open Space District to purchase 907 acres known as Jacques Ridge for $6.65 million dollars. The California Department of Parks and Recreation supplied a $230,000 grant to help insure that deer and mountain lions inhabiting the area were provided with a permanent home. The purchase straddles Hicks Road, thus connecting New Almaden Quicksilver County Park with the Mount Unumhum area of the Sierra Azul Open Place Preserve. One and one-half miles long, the Jacques Ridge purchase also provided a vital link in the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Photograph courtesy John Slenter.
Erected by New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association.
Location. 37° 10.516′ N, 121° 51.691′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara Touch for map. This marker is located in New Almaden Quicksilver County Park on the Wood Road Trail near the Wood Road parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mine Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Rossi Retort (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mining Operations (approx. one mile away); Santa Isabel Shaft (approx. 1.1 miles away); SpanishTown (approx. 1.1 miles away); The “Main Tunnel” (approx. 1.1 miles away); English Camp School (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Yellow Kid (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.