Arcadia Publishing, 2006 - 128 pages
Mountain View earned its name for its scenic vantage point
between the Santa Cruz and Diablo ranges. Founded as a stagecoach stop along the El Camino Real in 1852, Mountain View became a diverse and bountiful agricultural community in the "Valley of Heart's Delight." During the depths of the Depression, Bay Area citizens raised almost half a million dollars to purchase land north of town that was offered to the navy. The gamble paid off with the opening of Moffett Naval Air Station in 1933, inaugurating Mountain View's turn toward commercial and residential development. It was in an old apricot storage barn on San Antonio Road that William Shockley founded the first silicon manufacturing company in 1956, making it the true birthplace of the "Silicon Valley."
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El Camino Real
Downtown and Old Mountain View
The North Bayshore District and Moffett Field
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Mountain View planning department. Lynnie received her bachelors degree .... Mexican-American procession, downtown Mountain View, c. 1950 ...
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Gazing into the Abyss
Then we and Debbi went down to walk the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, which is the larger of the two art fairs Mountain View hosts during the summer. ...
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