Santa Clara County

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Originally inhabited by the Ohlone, Santa Clara County was one of 27 counties created when California achieved statehood in September 1850. The first settlements began when Fr. Junípero Serra established the Mission Santa Clara de Asís in 1777. For over 100 years, the valley was known for its rich soil and thriving farm region. In the 1940s and 1950s, William Hewlett and David Packard, along with Lockheed, IBM, and hundreds of other companies, altered the scope of Santa Clara County forever. With the influx of tech jobs and ensuing building boom, the county went from "Valley of the Heart's Delight" to "Silicon Valley."
ISBN: 9781467128148
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 228
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Rick Sprain is a retired 30-year law enforcement officer and former historian for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. After his retirement, he moved to Arizona, where he continues his passion for history and collecting historical postcards. This is Sprain's second book published by Arcadia Publishing, his first being a postcard history of Yavapai County, Arizona.
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