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Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs

Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, a California Historical Landmark and on the list of National Register of Historical Places, is a property near Gilroy, California famed for its mineral hot springs and historic development by early settlers and Japanese immigrants. The earliest extant Italianate–Victorian style structures date from the 1870s, and the earliest bathhouse dates from 1890. Other early structures are a Buddhist shrine from 1939 and a Japanese garden teahouse from that same year. The property is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hot spring's temperature ranges from 99° to 111 °F. These springs are the site of occurrence of certain extremophile micro-organisms, that are capable of surviving in extremely hot environments.
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    • Setting and early history 

    • The roaring 1920s 

    • Beginning of Japanese influence 

    • World War II and aftermath 

    • Modern era 

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