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Campbell, California (Images of America Series)
     

Campbell, California (Images of America Series)

by Staff of the Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House, Karen Brey
 

The charming city of Campbell sits amid bustling urban neighbors in California’s “Silicon Valley.” For many years known as the “Orchard City,” Campbell is still very much a small town clinging fiercely to its identity. Benjamin Campbell founded a hay and grain farm on what is now downtown Campbell in 1851. Shrewdly selling off one of

Overview


The charming city of Campbell sits amid bustling urban neighbors in California’s “Silicon Valley.” For many years known as the “Orchard City,” Campbell is still very much a small town clinging fiercely to its identity. Benjamin Campbell founded a hay and grain farm on what is now downtown Campbell in 1851. Shrewdly selling off one of his acres for $5 for a railroad depot, Campbell soon subdivided his farm. The resulting town evolved into a rail center for shipping fruit across the continent and around the globe. Campbell Fruit Growers’ Union, a large co-operative, sent apricots and prunes to dry yards that were at one time the largest in the world, and canneries like the J.C. Ainsley Packing Company and Geo. E. Hyde & Company became local giants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738529172
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,327,418
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author


Picking the finest fruits of the large photographic collection at the Campbell Historical Museum, director Gloria Chun Hoo and curator Karen Brey have created a fascinating pictorial journey through Campbell’s past.

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