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Location: Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.849', W 121° 58.689'

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Once a Hub for the South Bay

Because of its location at the mouth of the Guadalupe River, Alviso was deemed the ideal location for a seaport. In the 1830s and 40s, it was the only port where raw materials and crops could be shipped from the Santa Clara Valley to San Francisco. Following the Gold Rush of 1849, steamships also provided passenger access to San Francisco.

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.
HM NumberHMG7J
Placed BySanta Clara County Parks and the Santa Clara Valley Water District
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 590405 N 4143156
Decimal Degrees37.43081667, -121.97815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.849', W 121° 58.689'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 50.94" N, 121° 58' 41.34" W
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Area Code(s)408, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201 Hope St, Sunnyvale CA 94089, US
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