Overview[ edit ] The town's founding dates to the mids with the building of a flour-milling operation, Forbes Mill , by James Alexander Forbes along Los Gatos Creek. The mill's two-story stone storage annex has been preserved as a museum just off of Main Street. The settlement that was established in the s was originally named for the mill, but the name was changed to Los Gatos after the Spanish land grant. The town was incorporated in and remained an important town for the logging industry in the Santa Cruz Mountains until the end of the 19th century. In the early 20th century, the town became a thriving agricultural town with apricots , grapes and prunes being grown in the area.
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History[ edit ] Woody Guthrie. The genesis of "Deportee Plane Wreck at Los Gatos " reportedly occurred when Guthrie was struck by the fact that radio and newspaper coverage of the Los Gatos plane crash did not give the victims' names, but instead referred to them merely as "deportees. Congress in , that permitted Mexican farm laborers or Braceros to work in the United States due to the severe labor shortages caused by World War II. Under the terms of the program, the labor contractors were expected to provide transportation to and from the Mexican border, with the U.
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