James Lick (August 25, 1796 – October 1, 1876) was an American carpenter, piano builder, land baron, and patron of the sciences. At the time of his death, he was the wealthiest man in California, and left the majority of his estate to social and scientific causes.
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... James Lick High school has many traditions which help bring students, teachers, staff and everyone together ... For years, James Lick was well known for homecoming ... Other James Lick traditions are skits in the quad and collecting money for fundraisers ...
... The James Lick Mansion, in Santa Clara, California, is the estate of James Lick, who was the richest man in California at the time of his death in 1876 ...
... Lick's will stipulated that all of his fortune should be used for the public good, including $700,000 for the building of the observatory ... In 1888, Lick Observatory was completed and given to the University of California as the Lick Astronomical Department ... The body of James Lick lies beneath the refractor telescope he funded, and his will stipulates that fresh flowers be on his grave — always ...
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