Los Gatos in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
C.E.S. Wood (1852-1944) graduated from West Point and served as aide-de-camp to General O.O. Howard in the Nez Perce War of 1877. Despite having met in battle, Wood and Chief Joseph, legendary leader of the Nez Perce, later developed a deep respect and personal friendship. Wood earned a law degree at Columbia University, resigned from the military, and settled in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Nanny Moale Smith. A prominent attorney and cultural leader, he helped define the young city's identity. Wood was also an outspoken advocate of progressive causes. During this period, he met Sara Bard Field Ergot,
Sara Bard Field (1882 - 1974) became active in the women's suffrage movement while living in Portland with her husband, Rev. Albert Ehrgott. In 1912, she helped lead a successful statewide campaign, winning the right to vote for Oregon women. In 1915, while living in San Francisco, she led a cross-country speaking tour, ultimately delivering a petition with over 500,000 signatures to President Woodrow Wilson. Five years later, women's right to vote was secured by the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Wood was a prolific published author and poet, as well as an accomplished painter. Field also became a recognized author and poet. They has a wide circle of friends, and The Cats became a gathering place for prominent artists, musicians, and intellectuals. They married here in 1934, and this remained their home throughout their years together. Field lived here until 1955.
Erected 2015 by Sara Bard Field Family, C.E.S. Wood Family, Native Sons of the Golden West No.177, E Campus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No.1850 & E Clampus Vitus, Branciforte Chapter No.1797.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 12.893′ N, 121° 59.317′ W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17525 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos CA 95033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forbes Flour Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lexington Reservoir County Park (approx. 1½ miles away); Lexington Reservoir (approx. 1½ miles away); Kotani-en (approx. 2 miles away); Augustus T. Dowd (approx. 3.7 miles away); History of Madronia Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Saratoga (approx. 3.8 miles away); Grover House (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Gatos.
Regarding "The Cats". The cats' names are Leo and Leona.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.