Alviso in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Location, Location, Location
Once a Hub for the South Bay
A series of events, however, diminished Alviso’s prospects. Relocation of the state capitol from San Jose to Sacramento in the 1850s caused a decline in growth in the South Bay. Winter flooding and muddy conditions also plagued the port’s viability. The completion of the Southern Pacific Coast Railroad in 1864 brought an end to water transportation. Alviso ceased to be a major port and turned its attention to other economic endeavors.
Erected by Santa Clara County Parks and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
Location. 37° 25.849′ N, 121° 58.689′ W. Marker is in Alviso, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Hope Street. Marker is on the trail of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alviso CA 95002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salt Ponds (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Port and Town of Alviso (about 500 feet away); Discover Alviso’s Rich History (about 500 feet away); Water Everywhere (about 500 feet away); The Steamboat Jenny Lind Disaster (about 700 feet away); China Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bayside Cannery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Warehouse and Docks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alviso.
More about this marker. This trail is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
Also see . . . Alviso Town & Slough. (Submitted on November 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.