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By Bea Lichtenstein

Santa Clara, named for the wealthy Spanish venture based there in 1777, lies in a spot as soon as known as the "Valley of Heart's Delight." Its black fertile loam produced millions of acres of brilliant plants and greens for the most important seed farm on the earth, and masses of the remaining was once included in springtime with fruit blossoms. The wealth of its pre-eminent tanning, wooden production, and fruit packing industries gave solution to one other kind of chance within the Fifties with the emergence of the semi-conductor. The tiny chip that remodeled the area of conversation spawned new businesses right here like Intel, nationwide Semi-Conductor, and utilized fabrics, which earned the now city monetary powerhouse a brand new identify, Silicon Valley.

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