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    • Cats POS159a

    • Cats; Postcards; Sculpture
    • "One of the Cats -Los Gatos, Cal." The Los Gatos cats are now sometimes called "Leo" and "Leona," but those names were not given to them by the two poets who lived at "The Cats" estate, nor by the sculptor. POS159a
    • Wood, Charles Erskine Scott

    • Authors; Intellectuals; Poets; Soldiers
    • Charles Erskine Scott Wood (1852-1944) graduated from West Point in 1874 and was well-known during his lifetime as a successful attorney, poet, and defender of liberal causes. As a young Army lieutenant in Washington Territory in 1877, he took...
    • Cats POS156

    • Cats; Postcards; Sculpture
    • "The Cats - 1922." The colossal cats that guarded the entrance to the estate of Col. Charles Erskine Scott Wood were completed in 1922 by Robert Trent Paine. POS156
    • 1922 Cat statues at estate entrance

    • Cats; Postcards; Sculpture
    • Sculpted in 1922 by Robert Treat Paine, the cats are known today as symbols of the town. The cats were commissioned by Colonel Charles Erskine Scott Wood and his consort Sara Bard Field to stand guard at the entrance to their estate, primarily to...
    • Cats

    • Cats; Gates; Sculpture
    • Entrance to the estate of C.E.S. Wood and Sara Bard Field. The Cats can still be seen from Highway 17, just south of Los Gatos. MAC012
    • Cats POS152

    • Cats; Postcards; Sculpture
    • "At the entrance to Los Gatos ("Los Gatos" Spanish for "The Cats") POS152
    • Cats POS155

    • Cats; Postcards; Sculpture
    • Photo of two concrete cats at the entrance to the estate of Charles Erskine Scott Wood and Sara Bard Field. POS155
    • Cats POS157a

    • Cats; Postcards; Sculpture
    • "The Waking Cat - Los Gatos Calif." C.E.S. Wood considered the cats "a sort of missionary work in culture in California," and he refused to move them off the road, even when they were vandalized on several occasions. POS157a
    • Cats POS158

    • Cats; Postcards; Sculpture
    • "The Sleeping Cat of Los Gatos, Calif." The two cats at the entrance to the Wood estate still stand proudly just off Highway 17. POS158
    • Cats POS159b verso

    • Cats; Postcards; Sculpture
    • Addressed to "Master Bruce Dunbar, 300 Penn St., Pasadena California." Message from "Sister" to her brother, mentions getting a picture of the other cat to send to "Bobby." The cats have always been a popular tourist attraction. POS159b
    • Flume Route

    • Flumes; Santa Cruz Mountains
    • In 1871, San Jose Water Company built a wooden flume along the east bank of Cats' Canyon in order to pick up water at Jones Dam above Alma and bring it to Los Gatos. Reconstructed in 1880, the flume provided a romantic walkway for lovers, although...
    • 1922 Leona statue profile

    • Cats; Sculpture
    • Sculpted in 1922 by Robert Treat Paine, the cats were commissioned by Colonel Charles Erskine Scott Wood to guard the entrance to his Los Gatos estate, just south of town. CTS001
    • Robert Treat Paine (1870-1946)

    • Artists; Portraits; Sculptors
    • Photograph of Robert Treat Paine (1870-1946). Robert Paine created the pair of colossal cats that stand at the entrance to the estate of Charles Erskine Scott Wood and Sara Bard Field. The cats were sculpted in cement in 1922, and took a year to...
    • Flume Route

    • Flumes; Santa Cruz Mountains
    • In 1871, San Jose Water Company built a wooden flume along the east bank of Cats' Canyon in order to pick up water at Jones Dam above Alma and bring it to Los Gatos. Reconstructed in 1880, the flume provided a romantic walkway for lovers, although...
    • 1922 Leona

    • Cats; Sculpture
    • Sculpted in 1922 by Robert Treat Paine, the cats guard the entrance to the former estate of writers Charles Erskine Scott Wood and Sara Bard Field. After spending some time in Europe, Wood and Field decided to make Los Gatos their home. The house...
    • Flume Route

    • Flumes; Santa Cruz Mountains
    • In 1871, San Jose Water Company built a wooden flume along the east bank of Cats' Canyon in order to pick up water at Jones Dam above Alma and bring it to Los Gatos. Reconstructed in 1880, the flume provided a romantic walkway for lovers, although...
    • 1922 Leona

    • Cats; Sculpture
    • Sculpted in 1922 by Robert Treat Paine. Made of poured concrete, they were originally painted a pale brown. The cats have withstood several acts of vandalism. CTS014

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