Los Gatos, California, USA -
Los Gatos, California, USA

"The Old Stone Mill" - erected 1850. First Building in Los Gatos, California.

"One of the oldest landmarks in Los Gatos and vicinity, the Old Stone mill, is being torn down as it is now considered ... Read MORE...

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Los Gatos, California, USA - Main Building. Nippon Mura; Los Gatos, California.
Los Gatos, California, USA

Main Building. Nippon Mura; Los Gatos, California.

"Nippon Mura, the Japanese-style villa, is pictured in this early postcard. It was also called Wistaria Villa.

It was located mid-way between... Read MORE...

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Los Gatos, California, USA - Grammar School, Episcopal Church and Carnegie Library
Los Gatos, California, USA

Grammar School, Episcopal Church and Carnegie Library
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Los Gatos, California, USA
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Where is Los Gatos, California, USA? 

Los Gatos, Santa Clara, California, USA

The town's founding dates to the mid-1850s with the building of a flour operation, Forbes Mill, by James Alexander Forbes along Los Gatos Creek.

The settlement that was established in the 1860s was originally named for the mill, but the name was changed to Los Gatos after the Spanish land grant. The town was incorporated in 1887 and remained an important town for the logging industry in the Santa Cruz Mountains through the end of the 19th century...wikipedia


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News  1891 - THE LOS GATOS FIRE.
Los Gatos, July 27. - The fire last night was only stopped by a great effort, as there is no fire department in the town and the water supply is small. It is now estimated that the losses aggregate to $45,000; insurance about $24,000.

The several burned out firms have resumed business.

Oakland Tribune
Oakland, California
July 27, 1891
Added: 3/5/2014 9:25:21 PM - 1  Updated: 6/15/2014 7:34:13 PM - 1

News  1901 - BUSINESS PART OF LOS GATOS BURNED. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN TOWN SUFFERS A LOSS OF A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS' WORTH OF PROPERTY - FOUR ACRES BURNED OVER.
San Jose, Cal., Oct. 13. - The most destructive fire in the history of Los Gatos occurred at an early hour this morning. The entire business section of the town was wiped out. The area covered by the fire is estimated at about four acres. Property variously estimated in value at from $100,000 to...Read MORE...


News  1907 - FIERCE FIRE REDUCES BIG HOTEL TO ASHES.
San Jose, July 3. - Shortly before 8 o'clock this morning the large and handsome Elmonte Hotel at Los Gatos was discovered to be afire, and in spite of the efforts of the fire department it was a heap of ashes within an hour. The fire originated from a defective flue, and when the flames were...Read MORE...


1916
Los Gatos, a banking city of Santa Clara co., Cal., 10 miles SW. of San Jose, on the Southern Pacific R. It has wine- and fruit-industries, etc. Pop. in 1900, 1915.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Friedman
America/USA  Bella Friedman (19 March 1920, Oakland, California, USA - 4 July 2008, Los Gatos, California, USA)

Goins
America/USA  Edgar Hume Goins (1 October 1884, Frankfort, Kentucky, USA - 28 October 1966, Los Gatos, California, USA)
America/USA  Robert Campbell Goins (30 June 1919, Toledo, Ohio, USA - 3 March 1970, Los Gatos, California, USA) gravestone
 


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