Fishing in the Palo Alto Canyons of California
The History of Palo Alto, CA is most commonly known as the home of Stanford University. “Palo Alto” redirects to this. However, for technical uses, see Stanford (Disambiguation). The area that is bounded by Stanford and Alta avenues is the residential area known as the “Stanford Valley”.
The History Of Palo Alto, CA is a fascinating tale of success and failure. In the early days of this town it was primarily a lumber town. The route between the towns of Stanford and Alta avenues was a road that was used by wagon trains. This was a vital link between two very prosperous towns.
The main source of income in the town of Palo Alto was a prosperous logging operation. The area had many small stores, a general store, saloons and a bank. There was also what was known as a woolen mill. All of these businesses depended on the wool production located in the center of the town.
The year 1889 was a big year for Stanford University. During this time the dedication of the school’s chapel was made. This chapel would be the first of its kind. The next two colleges to be established in the area were UC Berkeley and California Medical School. The growth of the town resulted in an influx of people from all over the country. This included wealthy families from England, Russia, France and Germany.
The most important industry to emerge in Palo Alto was the printing business. This was a new venture that required a lot of new technology. The most notable paper being used at that time was Courier New York. The city was built around the large printing presses that were located on the northwest corner of town in what is now known as South Hall. All of the major newspapers of the time were located in the offices of the Maxwell House Agency.
Two major river systems run through and near the town of Stanfordville. The Bear River runs through much of the middle section of the peninsula, while the Cuesta River flows through what is now San Mateo County. Many of the larger rivers offered fishing opportunities that spanned the entire year. The main species that were fished for were trout, pike and bass. Other species that were fished for included salmon and sometimes boat fishermen caught halibut.
The nineteenth century brought a change in the way that fishing was done in the area. The introduction of the transcontinental railroad made it possible for the fish to migrate up the coast and into what is now California and Oregon. This caused the prices to drop in the region and the entire region began to experience a population decline in the late part of the twentieth century. The main reason for this was the development of Lake Mead and the creation of the Grand Canyon.
The introduction of the transcontinental railroad allowed more access to markets along the Pacific Ocean. This meant that the fish could now be shipped all over the country and world. The demand for the fish shot up along with the shipping rates. The result was that along with the expanding population there was a constant need for more boats to allow people to have a place to store their catch. The result of this increased demand and the creation of Lake Mead created what today is known as the fishing capital of the world.