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

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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...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738558455
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/25/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,443,041
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Foreword     7
Introduction     8
South San Jose, Coyote, and Madrone     9
Morgan Hill     21
East of the Santa Cruz Mountains     35
Gilroy and Pacheco Pass     45
San Martin and the East     67
Agriculture     81
Trains and Depots     99
Public Service     105
Schools     115
Celebrations and Events     121
Bibliography     127
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2008

    Excellent Book-well researched

    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.

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