Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Campbell in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Campbell Farmer's Union

 
 
Campbell Farmer's Union Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 15, 2020
1. Campbell Farmer's Union Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1912 as a fruit storage and packing plant for the Campbell Farmer's Union Packing Company, purchased by Sunsweet in 1919, this complex formed the core of Santa Clara Valley's agricultural trade. A neighboring building, demolished to make way for Orchard City Drive, housed the largest fruit dehydrator in the world, capable of processing 480 tons of fruit per day. In 1970 the plant became the Bodega nightclub, playing host to music artists as varied as Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt and The Doobie Brothers. During the 1980s technology replaced fruit as the valley's primary export and the complex took on a new role as a hub for business and innovation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 17.192′ N, 121° 56.612′ W. Marker is in Campbell, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and Orchard City Drive, on the right when traveling north on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 Orchard City Drive, Campbell CA 95008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Former Campbell Farmer's Union and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 15, 2020
2. Former Campbell Farmer's Union and Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank of Campbell (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Campbell (Farley Building) (within shouting distance of this marker); Farley Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Growers National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Hyde Cannery Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Downing Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Courtyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.O. Curry Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campbell.
 
Also see . . .  Musicians reminisce about playing at Campbell Bodega nightclub (Mercury News, August 27, 2007). "There was a time when Campbell rocked nearly every night with big name bands such as Boz Scaggs, the Doobie Brothers, the Greg Kihn Band and Johnny Winter. The club was the Bodega, located in what is now the Water Tower II Plaza." (Submitted on August 15, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 5, 2021