Early California PioneersThe 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 preferred farming. Grandma took as boarders members of the first state legislature. Her wonderful record of early life in San Jose appeared in a national publication in 1887, "The Overland Monthly." They relocated to their farm at Somerville Lodge in Santa Clara where Bascom Avenue is today.
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|Placed By||By Their Descendants|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, February 26th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 601221 N 4128675|
|Decimal Degrees||37.29920000, -121.85790000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 17.952', W 121° 51.474'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 17' 57.12" N, 121° 51' 28.44" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||408, 831|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Observatory Ave, San Jose CA 95125, US|
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