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Santa Clara County History

 

Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated.
Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago:  The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.

 

CONTENTS and page

GENERAL DESCRIPTION - AS IT IS NOW  17

AS IT WAS 27

The Native Races - Spanish Occupation - Mission of Santa Clara - Pueblo of San Jose - Vancouver's Report - Alameda

AS IT WAS (con't) 32

Early Spanish Customs - The Rodeo - The Matanza - Architecture - Agriculture - Laws, etc. - Church of the Pueblo - Secularization of the Mission - First Census (Mexican) - First Foreigners

AS IT WAS (con't) 38

The Murphy Party - Schallenberger's Story - Donner Party

AS IT WAS (con't) 63

Micheltorena War - Mexican War - Battle of Santa Clara - First American Flag

AS IT WAS (con't) 69

Discovery of Gold - San Jose as Capital of the State - Grandma Bascom's Story - The First Constitution - The First Legislature - California Admitted as a State - County Boundaries

AS IT WAS (con't) 75

County Government - Land Titles - Private Land Agents - Grants to the Pueblo - Mission Grants - Suertes - Settlers' War - Survey of the City of San Jose - Five-hundred-acre Lots

AS IT WAS (con't) 82

Bench and Bar

THE PRESS 102

POLITICAL RECORD 109

ROADS & HIGHWAYS - RAILROADS 119

LICK OBSERVATORY - OLD LANDMARKS 126

SANTA CLARA COUNTY IN THE WAR - COUNTY INSTITUTIONS - SCHOOLS 137

Court House - County Jail - County Hospital - Almshouse - State Normal School - Santa Clara College - College of Notre Dame - University of the Pacific - Leland Stanford, Jr. University - Garden City Business College

CITY GOVERNMENT OF SAN JOSE 147

City Officers - Fire Department - River Improvements - Sewerage System

COUNTY RESOURCES, etc 162

Financial Operations of the County - Petroleum and Natural Gas - Agricultural Society - History of Horticulture - History of Viticulture

HORTICULTURE - VITICULTURE - MISC.  184

Quito Olive and Vine Farm

SAN JOSE 186

Churches - Artesian Wells - Banks - Societies - Manufacturing Industries - Fredericksburg Brewery - Street Railroads

SANTA CLARA COUNTY TOWNS 201

Gilroy - Santa Clara - Los Gatos - Saratoga - Lexington - Alma - Wrights - Milpitas - Alviso - Mountain View - Mountain View Station - Mayfield - New Almaden Quicksilver Mines - Post-office

MISCELLANEOUS 670

San Jose Board of Trade - Hotel Vendome - Public Improvements - The Death Penalty - Temperature