|Eastern Mojave Vegetation||Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California.|
John Gilroy, a Scotch sailor and the first permanent non-Spanish settler in California, was left ashore in Monterey in 1814 by the Hudson's Bay vessel Isaac Todd because he was sick with scurvy. He settled in the Santa Clara Valley and married into a Mexican land grant family, whose rancho eventually became called "Gilroy's" (Gudde, 1969, p. 120).
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Date and time this article was prepared:5:21:28 PM, 9/18/2023.