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Close-Up of Photo on Marker

Caption: Close-Up of Photo on Marker
Additional Description: Taken 100 years apart in approximately the same spot, these two photos reveal the impact of ground subsidence. A 1934 survey reported that Alviso was sinking at a rate of one foot per every five years, making the land susceptible to flooding and unsuitable agriculture.

Photos: Courtesy of County of Santa Clara.
Submitted: November 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p85251
File Size: 2.203 Megabytes

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