ECV1850 Plaque:
Captain Harry Love


Captain Harry Love       Joaquin Murietta

Captain Harry Love and Joaquin Murrieta.


Group photo of monument

XNGH Pat Sweeney, NGH Walt Stevens, NGH Bubba Bitner.


Photo of monument


LOVE
HERE LIES CAPTAIN HARRY LOVE, WHO WITH A TROOP OF TWENTY OTHERS,
ON JULY 25, 1853 ALLEGEDLY KILLED BANDITS JOAQUIN MURRIETTA AND
THREE FINGERED JACK NEAR ARROYO DE CANTUA, FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

BORN IN VERMONT, LOVE FIRST VISITED ALTA CALIFORNIA AS A SEAMAN IN 1839.
HE SERVED IN THE MEXICAN WAR OF 1846 AND LATER AS AN ARMY EXPRESS RIDER
AND EXPLORER OF THE RIO GRANDE. LOVE ARRIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO IN
DECEMBER OF 1850 AND TOOK RESIDENCE IN MARIPOSA COUNTY. HE WAS
COMMISSIONED AS CAPTAIN OF THE CALIFORNIA RANGERS ON MAY 28, 1853
AND IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR MARRIED MARY McSWAIN BENNETT OF SANTA CLARA.
CAPTAIN HARRY LOVE DIED IN THE MISSION CITY ON JUNE 29, 1868
FROM A WOUND RECEIVED IN A GUNFIGHT WITH AN EMPLOYEE
OF HIS THEN ESTRANGED WIFE.
ERECTED JUNE 29, 2003
BY MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER #1850 & JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER #13,
E CLAMPUS VITUS.



California Ranger Badge


This monument is presented as a special tribute to Mr. Clyde Arbuckle,
City of San Jose Historian, teacher, Clamper, and inspiration to generations,
whose vision and determination made this monument possible.


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This monument is located at the
Mission City Memorial Park
420 N. Winchester Blvd.
in the City of Santa Clara.
Santa Clara County, CA.

The monument is 86 feet to the left
(south) of the front entrance gate,
and 36 feet west of the sidewalk.
It is just north of the big tree,
and easily visible from the sidewalk.

GPS
  Capt. Harry Love.  
WGS84 Datum
N 37.33516°
W 121.95050°


Victorian Bar

Our special thanks to the City of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors,
Historical Landmarks Commission, Park and Recreation Department,
the Mission City Memorial Park, "Hysterical Bill" Clark,
the Graybeards of Mountain Charlie No. 1850 and Joaquin Murietta No. 13 Chapters,
and all the dedicated people who helped make this monument a reality.




red ball Eric Carlson's Metro article on the Captain Harry Love Monument Dedication.

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