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The Milpitas Historical Society
General meeting is the second Wednesday of each month, 7 PM, in the assembly room of the Milpitas Community Library.

Milpitas: A look back
Outline of Milpitas History from the Mercury News story published on Aug. 27, 2006.

About California

California History and Culture - State Symbols
Here's where you find all that information for that state report, like state bird or flower.

California History
A major collection of documents from and about California's rich history. The documents range from books, maps, newspapers, and periodicals, to pictorial materials (including daguerreotypes, lithographs, stereographs, and paintings) and ephemera (such as posters, programs, pamphlets, and sheet music).

California History Online
Lovely California Historical Society website includes geographic information, California natives, early explorers, to modern times.

California Interesting Facts
Site where you can find interesting facts such as - One out of every eight United States residents lives in California.

California Regional Map
Large (500k jpg) | Small (80k jpg) -- Perfect for that 4th grade California history report.

Early California History: An Overview
California's history is so romantic and filled with legend that it is fitting that the region was named for a fictional island peopled by pagan Amazons.

Heyday Books
Publishing books about California history, culture, and literature.

Silicon Valley History Online
You will find photographs, maps, letters, postcards, manuscripts, scrapbooks, menus, programs from events, and many other materials from local libraries, archives, and museums.

Santa Clara County Historical Landmarks
My mother used to call these hunks of stone with metal plaques "Hysterical Landmarks" because so often there is nothing left at the site but the stone! But you'll find one at the garage where H-P got started and where Noyce invented his first semiconductor. None in Milpitas...hmmmm.

Historical Figures in Early California

Cabrillo
On June 27, 1542, an explorer under Spanish command, named Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, left the port of Navidad on the Pacific Coast of what is now Mexico and headed north.

Juan Bautista de Anza
Juan Bautista de Anza was the first European to establish an overland route from Mexico, through the Sonoran Desert, to the Pacific coast of California. New World Spanish explorers had been seeking such a route through the Desert Southwest for more than two centuries.

Governors of California
A tribute to the individuals who have served as chief executive of the State of California from 1849 to present.

Russia's Great Voyages
More than two hundred years ago, Russian naturalists, ethnographers, astronomers, cartographers, geographers and artists first described the west coast of America to the rest of the world.

Sir Francis Drake
The British explorer, Sir Francis Drake, sailed up the coast of California in 1579. Could he have discovered Milpitas?


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Bear Flag of the California Republic
California History Books
 
The History of San Jose and Surroundings with Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers
The History of San Jose and Surroundings
with Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers
by Frederic Hall
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. This text refers to the Bibliobazaar edition.
 
Milpitas (Images of America)
Milpitas
Images of America
by Robert Burrill
$21.95 or $25 with author signature.
Call 263-5468 to order.
Robert L. Burrill, Milpitas filmmaker and photography teacher for more than 35 years, has combed the archives of the Milpitas Historical Society, private local collections, and his own works to find more than 200 vintage photographs chronicling the heritage, enterprise, and wit of Milpitas from the 1700s to the present day.

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