San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1967 by State Department of Parks & Recreation, County of Santa Clara, The University of Santa Clara. (Marker Number 813.)
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 17.886′ N, 121° 45.642′ W. Marker was in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker was at the intersection of Yerba Buena Road and Valle Del Laeo, on the right when traveling west on Yerba Buena Road. Touch for map. Plaque is located at the entrance to Evergreen Community College, south parking lot. ½ mile east of the intersection of San Felipe Rd and Yerba Buena Rd. Marker was in this post office area: San Jose CA 95135, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the Rockin’ M Ranch (approx. 2.9 miles away); New Almaden Quicksilver Mine (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hayes Mansion (approx. 4 miles away); Frontier Village (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Hayes Mansion (approx. 4.1 miles away); Keesling’s Shade Trees (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Bernal Adobe Site and Bear Tree (approx. 5.2 miles away); George Donner, Jr. (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
1. Montgomery Hill Monument Time Capsule
This may be odd, but when I was a child I was given an "honorary reservation" invitation by Richard Nieman to the opening of a time capsule in this year, 2011. It reads as follows:
Honorary Reservation on the occasion of public celebration of the 100th year following the last flight on October 31, 1911 of John Joseph Montgomery on Montgomery Hill, San Jose, California. Please accord bearer a time capsule scroll signatory during the John Joseph Montgomery Commemorative Ceremony at the site of the Montgomery Hill Monument, Registered California Historical Landmark No. 813, Evergreen Valley College Amphitheatre (sic), San Jose. [More similar language here. Then, finally...] A Place of Honor at the ceremony of the opening of the time capsule
This is signed by Richard E Nieman, the coordinator of ceremonies for commemoration of John Joseph Montgomery.
So, does anyone else know about this time capsule?
Editors Note: Thank you for sharing this information. It is a remarkable piece of history in itself. We suggest that you contact the Evergreen Community College as they may have information on the opening of the time capsule.
— Submitted January 30, 2011, by Alene Lamb of San Francisco, California.
Additional keywords. Aeronautics, Gliders, Man-Powered Flight
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 3,015 times since then. Last updated on April 15, 2008, by Bill Langlois of San Jose, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. 4. submitted on October 8, 2014, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.