San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Born in New York City 1836 -- Died June 19, 1875
—Aged 39 yrs —
Erected by Pony Express Trail Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 37° 17.976′ N, 121° 51.504′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Curtner Avenue near Monterey Highway (California Route 82), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose CA 95125, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Louis H. and Anna M. (Grandma) Bascom (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Caldwell Fox (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Henry Eddy (about 500 feet away); Jean Jacques Vioget (about 500 feet away); Dr. John Towsend (about 800 feet away); George Donner, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Henry McKiernan (approx. ¼ mile away); Dashaway Stables (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Section
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1. Pony Express Riders - Pony Express National Museum. Just who were these men (and boys)? They must have craved adventure, been very courageous and been driven by their unique perseverant spirit. Through the dust storms and heat of the expansive Plains and the freezing walls of ice and snow in the Rocky Mountains, they rode with their mission to deliver the mail as fast as their horse could carry it. (Submitted on February 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Montgomery Maze - XP Home Station. After leaving the service of the Pony Express, Montgomery went to California settling in San Jose. With the coming of the Civil War, Montgomery enlisted in the Army on January 31, 1865 as a Second Lieutenant in Company A. This unit served “to keep the Indians under control” in California and Arizona... After returning to San Jose, he married Kate Geneva Scott, and together they had three children: William born in 1869, Emile born in 1872, and Geneva born in 1874. (Submitted on February 26, 2016, 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 February 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.