Thanks for Attending!

Thanks to everyone who came to the quarterly meeting last week. A big thanks to the Women's Club for hosting us and Linda Hylkema for an amazing presentation about the artifacts found right here in the Old Quad!

Happy International Firefighters Day!

Thanks to all the past and current firefighters in Santa Clara and around the world!

Below is a picture of the Tanner Hose Company, one of the first firehouses in Santa Clara.

In 1878 the employees of the Santa Clara Tannery organized the Tanner Hose Company.  Jacob Eberhard bought a hose cart and 500 feet of hose.  Tanner Hose was one of 5 companies that formed the volunteer fire department.

Source: "Images of America: Santa Clara"

Great Time Walking!

The walking group had a great time strolling and talking through the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery last Saturday.  We even learned a bit about some of the people buried there.  One person's stone that's pointed out on the map is Maria Soledad Ortega de Arguello. 

"Granddaughter of Sergeant Jose Francisco de Ortega, the discoverer of the Santa Clara Valley, Dona Soledad was California's 'first lady' when her husband, Don Luis Arguello, was California's first governor under Mexican rule.  The Arguello Family's vast Rancho de las Pulgas covered most of what is today's San Mateo area."

Source: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery Map

SLB: Mission City Creamery

Thanks to those who came out to Mission City Creamery last night!  We had a great time sharing stories over yummy handmade ice cream! 

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