“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Sunnyvale, California

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San Jose is the county seat for Santa Clara County
Sunnyvale is in Santa Clara County
      Santa Clara County (460)  
      Alameda County (525)  
      Merced County (23)  
      San Benito County (48)  
      San Mateo County (156)  
      Santa Cruz County (122)  
      Stanislaus County (57)  
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1California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Antique Entry Gate
This antique Entry Gate represents early 1900s ironwork craftsmanship. Once located at the Nick Mardesich Orchard on Old Highway 9, the 2018 installation at this site was sponsored by the Finkenberg family in memory of Marion and John H. . . . Map (db m163129) HM
2California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Briggs-Stelling MansionHeritage Landmark
Originally constructed in the 1870's for pioneer orchardist and vintner George Briggs, the mansion underwent extensive reconstruction in the 1920's at the hand of Henry Stelling, another accomplished orchardist. Under Mrs. Stelling's care, the . . . Map (db m154934) HM
3California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Charles Clifton Spalding House
Built in 1926, this was the Spalding family home until the early 1940's. An eminent financier, horticulturist and legislator, Charles Spalding promoted the early development of Sunnyvale's industry, schools and commerce. He organized the Bank . . . Map (db m154936) HM
4California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — City Hall Bell & City Hall Cornerstone
These two artifacts were part of Sunnyvale's first City Hall, a Spanish-style building located at the corner of South Murphy Avenue and McKinley Avenue. Constructed in 1929, the building was demolished in 1969. This City Hall Bell was made by . . . Map (db m163130) HM
5California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Collins-Scott WineryHeritage Landmark
Originally a brandy distillery, this house is all that remains of a 320-acre vineyard established on this site c.1880 by Lemuel Collins and later operated by his widow and her second husband, Emerson Wesley Scott. Map (db m154933) HM
6California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain led an expedition to this site – The mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area. In the center of the marker is a circular motif, designed by Doris . . . Map (db m30323) HM
7California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Del Monte Building
The Del Monte Building was constructed by the Madison and Bonner Company in 1904 adjacent to the Southern Pacific Railroad on the northwest corner of Sunnyvale and Evelyn Avenues. For the first 26 years dried fruit from local orchards was processed . . . Map (db m132515) HM
8California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — F.E. Cornell’s Country Store
This building was erected in October of 1897 as F.E. Cornell’s Country Emporium, the first commercial building in town. In December 1897, a corner of the store was set aside as a post office and officially designated “Encinal”. Since . . . Map (db m54024) HM
9California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Hendy IronworksHeritage Landmark
Constructed in 1906, Hendy Ironworks was an industrial pioneer in Sunnyvale. Originally producing equipment for mining gold and silver, the company supplied marine engines in both WW I and WW II. In continuous operation from 1906 to 1946, the . . . Map (db m154954) HM
10California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Hendy Stamp Mill / Hendy's "California" Stamp Mill
Hendy Stamp Mill During the California Gold Rush, Hendy Iron Works built mining and stamp mill machinery exclusively. They supplied mining operations around the world with 5-stamp mills that could operate as a single unit or as multiple units . . . Map (db m30251) HM
11California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Heritage Park Museum
"along with the mission of Santa Clara, [it is] one of the most historically important buildings in Santa Clara County." -Mildred Brooke Hoover in Historic Spots in California, 1937 The original Martin Murphy, Jr. house was a . . . Map (db m155586) HM
12California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — 644 — Home of Martin Murphy, Jr.
Martin Murphy, Jr. arrived in California with his family in 1844 in the first wagon train to cross the Sierra Nevada. The founder of Sunnyvale, he constructed here his house of pre-fabricated lumber brought around the Horn in 1849. Members of the . . . Map (db m30171) HM
13California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Joshua Hendy Iron WorksNational Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark
From 1906 until 1946 this was the Joshua Hendy Iron Works. The works exemplifies the adaptability required for survival in a dynamic technological society. It was a major western producer of meghanical equipment used in mining, ship propulsion, . . . Map (db m154957) HM
14California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Labor Day Prunes
Prunes are not picked like other fruit, but shaken out of trees, then picked up off the ground. In the early days, after the prunes were picked up and hauled to a shed, they were dipped in boiling water and lye to crack the skin. This procedure . . . Map (db m155317) HM
15California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Prune Capital of the World
Prunes! Enough to feed the British army. I am charmed with your valley and mountains. Words cannot describe it. -Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener, English visitor, circa 1920. The first prune trees in the valley were produced . . . Map (db m155315) HM
16California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Prune Heaven
Mexicans and "Okies” picked fruit in the valley's orchards through the 1930s, often "camping out” in whatever orchard they were working. Displaced Oklahomans usually traveled individually from farm to farm calling out, "Do you . . . Map (db m155316) HM
17California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Prune Steamer Pot / Hendy Manhole Cover
Prune Steamer Pot Made by Legion Utensils Co., Inc. (1897-1988), this pot was filled with boiling water and lye to which dry prune plums were added. The boiling process cracked and wrinkled the prune skins, making them edible. . . . Map (db m155318) HM
18California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Vintage Sundial
This sundial stood in front of Sunnyvale's first City Hall, built in 1929. It is one of three vintage artifacts, including the Bell and Cornerstone, from that City Hall building. Map (db m155135) HM
19California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — William Wright RanchHeritage Landmark
Originally part of a 320-acre ranch, this is Sunnyvale's oldest remaining house. It was built c.1862 by William Wright a '49er who left the gold fields to raise grain and stock.Map (db m154935) HM
20California (Santa Clara County), Sunnyvale — Yugoslavian Orchardists of Sunnyvale
Throughout Sunnyvale's history, orchard farmers have come from many cultures. One of the most prominent groups in Sunnyvale have been the Yugoslavs. On the adjoining panel are listed over 60 such families. Orchards ranged from two to seventy . . . Map (db m155550) HM
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Jul. 1, 2022