Early Cupertino (Images of America) by Mary Lou Lyon

By Mary Lou Lyon

a clergyman with Juan Batista de Anza's day trip in 1776 named a wild creek the place the gang camped after St. Joseph of Cupertino, Italy. A village referred to as Westside followed the identify in 1904 because it grew up by way of that flow, now Stevens Creek, close to the line that's now De Anza side road. Like its Italian namesake, Cupertino as soon as had wineries, and vineyards striped its foothills and flatlands. Later colossal orchards created an annual snow fall of spring blossoms, incomes it the identify Valley of Heart's pride. The railroad got here to hold these plants to industry, and the electrical trolley prolonged to attach Cupertino's first housing tract, Monte Vista. while the postwar development growth got here, Cupertino preserved its independence via incorporation, yet that daring stream wouldn't cease the wave of modernization that might quickly roll over the valley.

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