The charming town of Los Gatos is nestled at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains and is sometimes referred to as the "Gem City of the Foothills." It has inspired hundreds of postcard images through the years, many reflecting the area's abundance of natural beauty. As the town and surrounding area grew and prospered through agriculture, logging, and commerce, the local architecture and landmarks became popular subjects. Glimpses of everyday lifechurches, schools, houses, and businessesfurther enhanced the pictorial history the postcards represent.
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About the Author
Stephanie Ross Mathews is on the board of the Art and History Museums of Los Gatos and a member of the Los Gatos Beautification Committee. Her affection for Los Gatos, her interest in its history, and her participation in the joint Library and Museum History Project were the impetus for this book.