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Los Gatos, California Historical Markers

 
"The Cats" and Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, February 24, 2016
"The Cats" and Marker
California (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
California (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
California (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
California (Santa Clara County), Los Gatos — Lexington Reservoir James 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
California (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 deep . . . — Map (db m54121) HM
California (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
California (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
California (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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