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Snapshots

  1. The internet.

    Snapshot Title: The internet.
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    In it's infancy.



  2. Here's the church...

    Snapshot Title: Here's the church...
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    Another landmark on the horizon. A cross sits atop this tall tower.



  3. Palm trees for over 100 years

    Snapshot Title: Palm trees for over 100 years
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    Just like today Santa Clara is lined in beautiful palms.



  4. ...here's the steeple

    Snapshot Title: ...here's the steeple
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    Any ideas on whose steeple it is?



  5. Oh yeah, THE PRUNES!

    Snapshot Title: Oh yeah, THE PRUNES!
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    Look at all these prunes. Can you count them all? They are at least 20 rows wide! This was a massive industry, and needs to be part of our history!



  6. Construction along Clay Street

    Snapshot Title: Construction along Clay Street
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    Looks like some new pipes are going in as evidenced by the ones down the street. This worker is about to offload another one. This is Clay street, what would one day become modern day El Camino Real...



  7. Campbell Water Tower

    Snapshot Title: Campbell Water Tower
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    Campbell Water Company was build in 1927, the same year that this photo was taken. History says the tower wasn't built til 1928. Could this be history in the making?



  8. Drying Trays on a drying cart.

    Snapshot Title: Drying Trays on a drying cart.
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    These drying trays are on top of a wheeled cart that runs along tracks to help workers distribute the trays to the rest of the field.



  9. There are 71 people in this photo.

    Snapshot Title: There are 71 people in this photo.
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    Can you find them all?



  10. Pink House

    Snapshot Title: Pink House
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    Vibrant colors were very popular in the 1920's



  11. Could this be your family?

    Snapshot Title: Could this be your family?
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    If your family has lived in Santa Clara area for long enough, there is a good chance that one of them worked in the fruit packing or picking industry. Ask them about it!



  12. R LaHerran's Shell La Concha Service Sta

    Snapshot Title: R LaHerran's Shell La Concha Service Sta
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    This location is 1499 Lincoln in Santa Clara at Lincoln and El Camino Real in Santa Clara, CA.



  13. Welcome to Santa Clara Prunes

    Snapshot Title: Welcome to Santa Clara Prunes
    Taken by: Rob Avina

    Image: Large Prune Drying Station in Santa Clara on Clay and Old San Francisco Road
    Image Owner: Rob Avina



    Description:

    Please take a look around!