South Santa Clara County

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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.
ISBN: 9780738558455
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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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