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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Los Gatos, California

 
Clickable Map of Santa Clara County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Santa Clara County, CA (474) Alameda County, CA (578) Merced County, CA (25) San Benito County, CA (49) San Mateo County, CA (182) Santa Cruz County, CA (227) Stanislaus County, CA (78)  SantaClaraCounty(474) Santa Clara County (474)  AlamedaCounty(578) Alameda County (578)  MercedCounty(25) Merced County (25)  SanBenitoCounty(49) San Benito County (49)  SanMateoCounty(182) San Mateo County (182)  SantaCruzCounty(227) Santa Cruz County (227)  StanislausCounty(78) Stanislaus County (78)
San Jose is the county seat for Santa Clara County
Los Gatos is in Santa Clara County
      Santa Clara County (474)  
ADJACENT TO SANTA CLARA COUNTY
      Alameda County (578)  
      Merced County (25)  
      San Benito County (49)  
      San Mateo County (182)  
      Santa Cruz County (227)  
      Stanislaus County (78)  
 
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1California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — "The Cats"
In 1919, Charles Erskine Scott Wood and Sara Bard Field purchased a beautiful 34-acre site overlooking Los Gatos to establish a refuge for their creative pursuits. Here they commissioned Robert Treat Paine to create two large statures to mark the . . . Map (db m92716) HM
2California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — 911 MemorialExtraordinary Acts on Behalf of Ordinary People
On September 11, 2001, nineteen Islamic terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes. They intentionally flew two of the planes into the twin towers at the World Trade Center in New York City. They flew the third into the Armed Forces Center at the . . . Map (db m195879)
3California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — A Sacred Site
Mount Umunhum holds great spiritual value of local tribal bands such as the Amah Mutsen and Muwekma. This mountain is where visions are sought and communion with the spiritual world is made. It is also where relationships with ancestors and future . . . Map (db m114620) HM
4California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — Collord's PeakNamed for long time Los Gatos resident — Victor R. Collord —
A visionary who Lived the past Enjoyed the present Looked forward to the future Vic established his home, "Paradise Found" on Nicholson Hill in 1946 after surviving Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) aboard the Battleship USS . . . Map (db m195943)
5California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — Early People of Mount Umunhum
Mount Umunhum is a sacred site for today's Amah Mustun and Muwekma tribal bands, who are the living descendants of the ancestral Ohlone tribes native to the region. Along with the eagle, hawk, and raven, the hummingbird plays an important role in . . . Map (db m114626) HM
6California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — 458 — Forbes Flour Mill
This is all that remains of the four-story stone flour mill built in 1854 by James Alexander Forbes. The town that grew around this building was first called Forbes Mill, then Forbestown, and finally Los Gatos.Map (db m3295) HM
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7California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — Historic Fire Bell
In 1899 this fire bell was cast in bronze in San Francisco by W.T. Garrett Company and weighs 2500 pounds. It was originally installed atop a 60 foot wooden tower which ironically burned down in the Great Fire of 1901. It was then reinstalled . . . Map (db m196042) HM
8California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — 903 — Kotani-en
Kotani-En is a classical Japanese residence in the formal style of a 13th-century estate with tile roofed walls surrounding a tea house, shrine, gardens, and ponds. Constructed for Max M. Cohen in 1918-1924 of mahogany, cedar, bamboo, and ceramic . . . Map (db m135507) HM
9California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — Layers of History
People in the Landscape As you enjoy Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, notice the remnant elements of a landscape designed to delight and immerse visitors into the natural world. Imagine a journey through time, and experience a . . . Map (db m191011) HM
10California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — Lexington DamSanta Clara Valley Water Conservation District — Constructed 1952 —
Height of dam 195 feet Capacity of reservoir 25000 acre feet Elevation of crest 665 feet Area of reservoir 450 acres Length of crest 830 feet Length of reservoir 2 ˝ miles Board of Directors Reginald L Parry, Div. 6, President . . . Map (db m198360) HM
11California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — Lexington ReservoirJames J. Lenihan Dam
Watershed: Guadalupe River Capacity: 6.5 billion gallons Depth: 130 feet Length: 2.5 miles Built: 1952 Lexington Reservoir, named for the historic 1850's town which once stood on the valley's floor, is a significant . . . Map (db m55147) HM
12California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — Lexington Reservoir County Park
In 1952, Santa Cruz Mountain rainwater flowing from the surrounding creeks filled the new reservoir and slowly covered what was left of the once prosperous towns of Lexington, Alma and an old portion of Highway 17. Looking out today across the . . . Map (db m54121) HM
13California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — Mountain Charlie Road
In 1858 the Santa Cruz Turnpike Company awarded a contract in the amount of $6000 to Charles Henry “Mountain Charlie” McKiernan and Hiram Scott for the construction of a road. The road from the Scott house, located in what is now Scotts . . . Map (db m54128) HM
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14California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — 443 — Patchen
“Mountain Charley” McKiernan, one of the earliest residents of the Santa Crux Mountains, settled near here in 1850. John Martin Schultheis and his wife homesteaded land about a mile from here in 1852. Their home still standing (1950). . . . Map (db m53475) HM
15California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — Preserve and ProtectSaving Open Space
In the rapidly urbanizing Silicon Valley, open space is precious. Your voice and your vote help protect the regional greenbelt that provides us all with clean air and water, climate change resilience, and nearby opportunities to unplug and connect . . . Map (db m203020) HM
16California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — Schmitt-Nickson Homestead
The redwood frame house that stood on this site was built in 1895 by Michael Schmitt and later owned by his daughter and son-in-law, Clarice and Frank Nickson. In the century it endured, the home sheltered five generations or the Schmitt-Nickson . . . Map (db m154809) HM
17California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — The Flame of Liberty MemorialSymbols & Meaning
The Flame of Liberty Memorial is inspired by three different element: The Statue of Liberty, an Eternal Flame, and a Soldier's Cross. The Memorial blends together these significant symbols that are woven deeply into our American culture and our . . . Map (db m196154) WM
18California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — The Teddy Roosevelt Tree
The original Coast Redwood tree was planted by our 26th President Theodore Roosevelt on May 11, 1903. This majestic redwood was located on the southwest corner of Campbell Avenue at Winchester Boulevard. It stood in that location, growing to a . . . Map (db m154876) HM
19California (Santa Cruz County), Los Gatos — Burrell School
In 1852, Lynman J. Burrell settled an area along the Santa Cruz Mountains and eventually establish Burrell Village. Burrell School is the last remaining structure of Burrell Village. Established in 1879, it served Santa Clara and Santa Cruz County . . . Map (db m110267) HM
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2022