Los Gatos

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A magical place to grow up and an exceptionally lovely place to live, Los Gatos has transformed from its agrarian roots to an upscale community at the southern tip of Silicon Valley. With its sublime Mediterranean climate and stunning natural setting, the town has progressed while still valiantly protecting its small town character and customs. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake hit Los Gatos hard, creating a devastating litany of 481 damaged homes and businesses, many of them historic. Los Gatos made the decision to rebuild and restore what had been lost, with picture-perfect results.
ISBN: 9781467134217
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 149
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Peggy Conaway Bergtold, MA, MLS, served as an operational design project manager for the joint public and university Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose, California, and was instrumental in the design and fundraising for the new Los Gatos Public Library, which opened in 2012. She is the founder of Hooked on Los Gatos: the Library and Museum History Project, which makes available thousands of historic photographs at historylosgatos.org, and she authored a weekly history column for the Los Gatos Weekly Times. Photographer Brian Bergtold provided many images for this book, while others were gathered from local library, museum and newspaper sources, and from private collections.
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