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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13E_new-almaden-quicksilver-mine_San-Jose-CA.html
12 miles ← [west]. From this cinnabar hill the Indians used pigment for paint. Mercury was mined, 1845. Gold discovery made mercury indispensable and the mine became the most productive in America, became world famous. It sold for $1,700,700…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM12Y_moreland-school_San-Jose-CA.html
Oldest known rural school district in California. Established 1851 as subscription school, meeting in private homes. First teacher, Charles Lafollette, 1851, term three months. Abraham H. Featherman, 1852, term six months. Through efforts of Samue…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM11W_winchester-house_San-Jose-CA.html
Built by Sarah Winchester, widow of rifle manufacturer William Winchester, this unique structure includes many outstanding elements of Victorian architecture and fine craftsmanship. Construction began in 1884 and continued without interruption unt…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM11U_almad-n-vineyards_San-Jose-CA.html
On this site in 1852 Charles LeFranc made the first commercial planting of fine European wine grapes in Santa Clara County and founded Almad?n Vineyards. LeFranc imported cuttings from vines in the celebrated wine districts of his native France, s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMWZ_gubserville_San-Jose-CA.html
Named after Frank Gubser, a German immigrant and barber, Gubserville was an important stage, mail and teamster stop on the road between San Jose and Saratoga. Gubser served as the village's first and only postmaster, beginning July 5, 1882. Gubser…
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