This photograph is from around 1878, showing Palo Alto as it looked back then. Before the days of Stanford University and countless tech companies, cows roamed the land. Click on the image for great details.
How great is this series of three maps for Palo Alto in 1895? You're looking a a very rural Palo Alto, California at the end of the 19th century, way before the days of Apple, Google, and Facebook.