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South Santa Clara County, California (Images of America Series)
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South Santa Clara County, California (Images of America Series)

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by Sam Shueh
 

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South Santa Clara County, situated at the south end of San Francisco Bay, was a cattle-ranching area in the 19th century. With 300 days of sun a year, it became a major agricultural and food-production center. Since the 1960s, the electronics and computer industries have transformed the Valley of the Heart’s Delight into a world-class technology center. City

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South Santa Clara County, situated at the south end of San Francisco Bay, was a cattle-ranching area in the 19th century. With 300 days of sun a year, it became a major agricultural and food-production center. Since the 1960s, the electronics and computer industries have transformed the Valley of the Heart’s Delight into a world-class technology center. City dwellers are now taking up residence in an area once steeped in agriculture, with more than 240,000 people making their homes here. Featured in this book are south San Jose, Coyote Valley, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and unincorporated parts of the south county, such as east Santa Cruz Mountains and Pacheco Pass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738558455
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/25/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,309,442
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author


Sam Shueh has been documenting the changes in southern Santa Clara County for the last 30 years. Many of the vintage images are from Shueh’s personal collection. Others are rare postcards—rare because most of these communities were sparsely populated then and are still rural today and not often captured in postcard format. In this volume, Shueh illustrates the contrasts between the area’s past and present, bringing the valley’s history to life. For many residents, there is no better place to live than southern Santa Clara County.

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South Santa Clara County, California (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting history book about the area transforming from agriculture based to high tech communities. The best part is it shows the comparison of then and now. My relatives found grandpa's high school photos and his friends there. I have moved away from the area but treasure my roots. I recommend people from the area to get a copy.