Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Anderson Lake County Park
One summer, Sunday School teacher Isola Kennedy escorted five boys in her class to Island Dell, part of the creek now submerged under the lake. The boys were splashing in the water when a mountain lion suddenly attacked two of the children. Without hesitating, the teacher picked up a stick and rushed to help. The lion turned, pinning Isola to the ground. The young boys found a surveyor, Jack Conlan, who ran to her assistance as she was defending herself with a stick and a long hat pin. He fired his shotgun and clubbed the cat on the head, but was unable to stop the vicious attack. He ran
The park includes the Coyote Creek Parkway, where multi-use trails offer year-round bicycle, hiking and equestrian access. Winding past the ruins of an old stone winery, a popular golf course and small lakes, the trail follows the creek North West into San Jose and offers an unspoiled view of natural diversity for all visitors.
Erected 2008 by Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Comm., Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation and E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 9.899′ N, 121° 38.279′ W. Marker is in Morgan Hill, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cochrane Road and San Rafael Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located at the parking area of the Live Oak Picnic Area in Anderson Lake County Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2299 Cochrane Road, Morgan Hill CA 95037, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. [Morgan Hill] Centennial Project (approx. 2.4 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Granary (approx. 2½ miles away); Waiting For The Train (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site of Skeels Hotel (approx. 2.6 miles away); Votaw Building (approx. 2.6 miles away); Morgan Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); John Page House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan Hill.
Also see . . . Isola V. Kennedy - Find A Grave. One hot Monday afternoon, on July 6th, 1909, Isola Kennedy took five young boys from her Sunday school class for a cool swim at the beach at Coyote Creek. (Submitted on April 1, 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 April 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.