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"Santa Ciara, a post-village in Santa Clara township, Santa Clara co., Cal., is in a fertile valley of its own name, on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 46 miles S.S.E. of San Francisco, and 3 miles W. by N. of San José. It is the seat of the University of the Pacific (Methodist Episcopal, organized in 1852), and contains also the Santa Clara College (Catholic), a high school, 6 churches, a bank, a news paper office, 2 tanneries, a lumber-mill, a brewery, a machine shop, and general stores. Pop. in 1890, 2891; of the township, 6577."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News 1869 - About seven months ago, a lady in Santa Clara, Cal., in kneeling down for the purpose of religious devotion,
    knelt on the edge of a spring to her hoop skirt. She experienced some little pain in her knee at the time, but thought it no serious matter. However, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - The straw in a barn-yard near Santa Clara, California, was set on fire by a piece of meteoric iron which fell there the other day.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 31, 1870

  • News 1871 - An orchard at Santa Clara, Cal, has 3,000 fruit trees and any quantity of rhubarb plants and berry vines. The proprietor does business altogether in dried fruits. Not a pound of fruit is allowed to waste.
    That which is partly decayed is converted into excellent vinegar. - Hearth and Home
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 23, 1871

  • News 1871 - The cultivation of the strawberry in California has been most successful, on lands irrigated by artesian wells, in Santa Clara Valley.
    This year the vines yielded more abundantly than ever before, and the business is represented as overdone, the prices having fallen so low as to leave...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - It was stated by the Governor of Lower California on the 26th that the discoveries at the Santa Clara placers had been exaggerated, and only practical miners were finding gold.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 30, 1889

  • Santa Clara, California, USA
    Bridge Over Los Gatos Creek, California
  • 1906
    Santa Clara, a banking post-town of Santa Clara co., Cal., is in a fertile valley of its own name, on the Southern Pacific R., 46 miles SSE. of San Fr...Read MORE...


  • Santa Clara, California, USA
    Santa Clara College, Santa Clara, Cal.

    "The first two colleges in California were founded at the height of the Gold Rush in 1851, both in the small agricultural town of Santa Clara. Less than a year after California was granted statehood, Santa... Read MORE...

  • Santa Clara, California, USA
    Beautiful California - Prune Orchard in Bloom, Santa Clara Valley
  • News 1968 - July 18 - The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California

    historyorb.com
    July 18, 1968



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Bridge Over Los Gatos Creek, California

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Beautiful California - Prune Orchard in Bloom, Santa Clara Valley

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Santa Clara College, Santa Clara, Cal.

"The first two colleges in California were founded at the height of the Gold Rush in 1851, both in the small agricultural town of Santa Clara. Less than a year after California was granted statehood, Santa... Read MORE...
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  • News  1869 - About seven months ago, a lady in Santa Clara, Cal., in kneeling down for the purpose of religious devotion,
    knelt on the edge of a spring to her hoop skirt. She experienced some little pain in her knee at the time, but thought it no serious matter. However, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - The straw in a barn-yard near Santa Clara, California, was set on fire by a piece of meteoric iron which fell there the other day.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 31, 1870
  • News  1871 - The cultivation of the strawberry in California has been most successful, on lands irrigated by artesian wells, in Santa Clara Valley.
    This year the vines yielded more abundantly than ever before, and the business is represented as overdone, the prices having fallen so low as to leave... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - An orchard at Santa Clara, Cal, has 3,000 fruit trees and any quantity of rhubarb plants and berry vines. The proprietor does business altogether in dried fruits. Not a pound of fruit is allowed to waste.
    That which is partly decayed is converted into excellent vinegar. - Hearth and Home St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 23, 1871
  • News  1889 - It was stated by the Governor of Lower California on the 26th that the discoveries at the Santa Clara placers had been exaggerated, and only practical miners were finding gold.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 30, 1889
  • 1906
    Santa Clara, a banking post-town of Santa Clara co., Cal., is in a fertile valley of its own name, on the Southern Pacific R., 46 miles SSE. of San Fr... Read MORE...

  • News  1968 - July 18 - The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California
    historyorb.com
    July 18, 1968

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