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Relive the Pre-Stanford and Tech-Boom Days of Palo Alto in this 1878 Photograph

Take a step back in time to glimpse what Palo Alto looked like before the days of Stanford University and tech-boom. This 1878 photograph captures the Palo Alto Stock Rancho, with cows roaming the land. Click on the image for more details.
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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.

General view of the Palo Alto Stock Rancho

Source: Library of Congress

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