Palo Alto in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Location. 37° 25.414′ N, 122° 8.641′ W. Marker is in Palo Alto, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from El Camino Real (Highway 82), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the parking lot of the Stanford – Palo Alto Community Playing Fields located at the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town and Gown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crossroads of Mayfield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Play Ball! (about 300 feet away); Uncle Jimís Cabin (about 700 feet 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); Lou Henry Hoover House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palo Alto.
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1. Mayfield School Student Photos. Gathered from the Palo Alto Times (2/19/24, 6/1/25, 6/9/66, and 6/24/69) and also from information on the cornerstone. Photos are from the Palo Alto Historical Association Guy Miller Archive. (Submitted on November 23, 2015.)
2. Mayfield School. Ground was broken for the school in June 1923. Citizens had voted bonds in the sum of $72,000 to finance construction, although actual cost is usually given as $66,489. Stanford University gave the land on which the Mayfield School was built. It included eight classrooms, offices, and an auditorium which would seat 750 people. (Submitted on November 23, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2015, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2015, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.