Month: April 2014

Thirty: Chavez Legacy

Continuing the ‘Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley’ year long quest. Subscribe to this blog by entering your email in the right sidebar>>>>> Controversy followed Cesar Chavez much of his life. Born in Arizona and growing up as a migrant farm worker, he became a civil activist, union leader, and labor organizer for farm workers …

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TwentyNine: Stevens Auto Line

Continuing the ‘Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley’ year long quest. Subscribe to this blog by entering your email in the right sidebar>>>>> If you google Stevens Creek, you will probably first come up with BMW, Toyota, Audi, Nissan, Lexus, Ford, Acura, Honda, Subaru, and other auto makers. That’s because Stevens Creek Blvd is auto …

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TwentyEight: The Tollgate

Continuing the ‘Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley’ year long quest. Subscribe to this blog by entering your email in the right sidebar>>>>> Starting in 1847, the little pioneer town nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains of Santa Clara Valley had been called Arroyo Quito, Campbell Creek, Campbell’s Gap, Tollgate, McCartysville, and …

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TwentySeven: Korakuen

Continuing the ‘Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley’ year long quest. Subscribe to this blog by entering your email in the right sidebar>>>>> One of the Three Great Gardens of Japan is called Korakuen (Kōraku-en). Located in Okayama, Japan, it was built in 1700 by Ikeda Tsunamasa. Korakuen means “garden of pleasure after”, which is …

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