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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.
ISBN: 9780738529172
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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.