Images Of America: Series MILPITAS, CA - 2004

By Arcadia Publishing



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Introducing our new book from the Milpitas Historical Society.   At 9-1/2" x 6-1/2" MILPITAS is a paper back book with 128 pages containing 240 B&W Photos.

With a cohesive theme intended to honor the Milpitas heritage, the text describes a community of pioneers who persevered the old fashion way, by hard work and learning by doing.

Wisdom and a prosperous integrity were obtained by overcoming a series of challenges that tested wit, tolerance and humility.

"OUR HISTORY IS OUR HERITAGE"

 

Available online from national retailers (amazon.com, borders, Arcadia Publishing), and locally at the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce - 138 N. Milpitas Blvd. Milpitas, CA. 95035 (408)262-2613

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Milpitas Historical Society - (408)263-5468




Images Of America: Series ALVISO, San Jose - 2006

By Arcadia Publishing



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Introducing our new book from Robert Burrill and Lynn Rogers.   At 9-1/2" x 6-1/2" ALVISO, San Jose is a paper back book with 128 pages containing 240 B&W Photos.

From an Ohlone estuary and sea of mustard grass, it became a mission dock, a busy shipping port, then a train stop to the sunken town of Drawbridge. Now it lies quietly beside a great wildlife perserve.

How did the lost port of Alviso recede into its marshy slumber? This book traces it's ebbs and flows. The Alviso-Milpitas corridor plays an important part of California's early history.

"OUR HISTORY IS OUR HERITAGE"

 

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Images Of America: Series THE PORTUGUESE in San Jose - 2007

By Arcadia Publishing



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Introducing our new book from Meg Rogers.   At 9-1/2" x 6-1/2" THE PORTUGUESE in San Jose is a paper back book with 128 pages containing 240 B&W Photos.

For hundreds of years, Portuguese explorers have swept across the globe, many of them landing in California in the 1840s as whalers, ship jumpers, and Gold Rush immigrants. Gold was the lure, but land was the anchor. San Jose became home to Portuguese immigrants who overcame prejudice to contribute to the area politically, socially, and economically. They worked hard, transplanting farming, family, and festa traditions while working in orchards and dairies. Many came from the Azores Islands, 800 miles out to sea from mainland Portugal. For over 160 years, the Portuguese have enriched San Jose with colorful figures, including radio star Joaquim Esteves; jeweler and filmmaker Antonio Furtado; the charismatic and controversial Fr. Lionel Noia; educator Goretti Silveira; and community leaders Vicki and Joe Machado.

Author Bio: Meg Rogers, educator and contributing editor to many works, including Arcadia Publishing’s Alviso, San Jose, has collected images of San Jose’s Portuguese with the support of the Portuguese Historical Museum and the Portuguese Organization for Social Services and Opportunities (POSSO). Using images gathered from public and private collections, Rogers guides readers through the three waves of Portuguese immigration to the Valley of Heart’s Delight.

"OUR HISTORY IS OUR HERITAGE"

 

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