Palo Alto in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Crossroads of Mayﬁeld
In 1856, Jesus Ramos farmed the land across Page Mill Road from these playing fields. By 1866, William Page had timber acreage and a sawmill near the present Portola Redwoods State Park. Wagons brought freshly sawn lumber down Page Mill Road to his lumber business in Mayfield."
Location. 37° 25.406′ N, 122° 8.582′ W. Marker is in Palo Alto, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on El Camino Real (State Highway 82), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the parking lot of the Stanford – Palo Alto Community Playing Fields located at the corner of Page Mill Road and El Camino Real. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2634 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94306, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Play Ball! (here, next to this marker); Town and Gown (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayfield School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Uncle Jimís Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herring Box School (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Herring Box School (approx. ľ mile away); Homesite of Sarah Wallis (approx. 0.9 miles away); Juana Briones Park (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palo Alto.
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1. The Meeting on the Corner: The Beginning of Mayfield's End. Plagued by money problems, bad roads and little leadership, a group of residents began an effort in 1918 for Mayfield to be annexed by Palo Alto. (Submitted on November 23, 2015.)
2. How is the Historical City Mayfield Related to Palo Alto?. Mayfield is the reason Palo Alto has two downtown centers, California and University. The story of Palo Alto is intertwined with Mayfield. So much so, that Mayfield is the reason Palo Alto exists. (Submitted on November 23, 2015.)
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