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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25Z1_casa-grande_San-Jose-CA.html
Built in 1854 of adobe, brick and wood. Residence of mine's manager until 1925. Most gracious and stately California mansion of the early days. Scene of important social & political events, planned by Henry W. Halleck & built by J. Young & F. Meye…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25SQ_military-community_San-Jose-CA.html
Recreation at Home Remains of a swimming pool are a visual reminder of a thriving community of military families that lived at the Almaden Air Force Station between 1957 and 1980. Hundreds of people live in military housing near this loca…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25SP_the-bell-tower_San-Jose-CA.html
In 1874, a fire swept through the New Almaden community destroying many miner's homes. To prevent the recurrence of such a disaster, mine manager James Randol organized a local bucket brigade and ordered the construction of a bell tower and a syst…
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Red Rock Riches Cinnabar was highly valued as used for pigment by the Ohlone people who lived around Mount Umunhum. It contained mercury, also known as "quicksilver," which was essential for processing gold during California's Gold Rush.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21UC_san-jose-womans-club_San-Jose-CA.html
In December 1894, nine women met to form the San Jose Woman's Club . Supporting temperance and suffrage, the members also promoted education, community improvements and the arts. The club was opened to women of all creeds, and nationalities. Today…
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Post Officies The Kensington Post Office operated as the post office and general store located at the corner of Minnesota and Cherry Avenues beginning operations in 1894. After January 1895, this Post Office was called Willowglen (all one word),…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W0S_buffington-house-historical_San-Jose-CA.html
Lulu and Howard M. Buffington, Police and Fire Chief, City of Willow Glen. Representative of residences that once lined Lincoln Avenue.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W0R_willow-glen-schools-historical_San-Jose-CA.html
The first Willow Glen School was built at Malone Road and Lincoln Avenue on land donated during the Civil War by a local farmer, Royal Cottle (near Roycott Avenue). In 1897, with Willow Glen growing in population, a new school, superseding its pre…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QTT_montgomery-maze_San-Jose-CA.html
Verified Rider of the Pony Express 1860-1861
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QTS_dr-louis-h-and-anna-m-grandma-bascom_San-Jose-CA.html
The Bascoms arrived in San Jose in 1849. Their residence and boarding house, Slapjack Hall, was a center of activity and grandma sewed the famous blue tent used as both a school and first protestant church. Dr. Bascom practiced medicine but prefer…
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