#416:  Edwin Markham Home

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Original site/plaque:432 S. 8th St, San Jose

37.333003, -121.878027

Relocated home location: History Park, 1600 Senter Rd, San Jose





No Plaque


The house has been moved from its original location to History Park. The plaque at the 8th St. location is accessible at any time. Access to the home is restricted to operating hours.

From the Guidebook:

Markham was born at Oregon City April 23, 1852 and later moved to a cattle ranch near Suisun. Later he and his mother moved to San Jose, and Markham entered the State Normal School, from which he graduated in 1872. Markham lived and taught school in many places but made this home his main residence, and it was here that he wrote The Man with the Hoe.

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