Palo Alto in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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Location. 37° 25.413′ N, 122° 8.599′ W. Marker is in Palo Alto, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Crossroads of Mayfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Play Ball! (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayfield School (within shouting distance of this marker); Uncle Jimís Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herring Box School (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Herring Box School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Homesite of Sarah Wallis (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lou Henry Hoover House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palo Alto.
Also see . . . History of Stanford University. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The prediction of a New York newspaper that Stanford professors would "lecture in marble halls to empty benches" was quickly disproved. (Submitted on November 23, 2015.)
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