edited by Linda Sharman Schultz
A collection of memoirs and details of early Cupertino history, including early agriculture, wineries, local businesses,
notable individuals and families, schools, and community and religious centers.
by Mary Lou Lyon
A priest with Juan Batista de Anza's expedition in 1776 named a wild creek where the group camped after St. Joseph of Cupertino, Italy.
A village known as Westside adopted the name in 1904 as it grew up by that stream, now Stevens Creek, near the road that is now De Anza
Boulevard. Like its Italian namesake, Cupertino once had wineries, and vineyards striped its foothills and flatlands. Later vast orchards
created an annual blizzard of spring blossoms, earning it the name Valley of Heart's Delight. The railroad came to carry those crops to
market, and the electric trolley extended to connect Cupertino's first housing tract, Monte Vista. When the postwar building boom came,
Cupertino preserved its independence through incorporation, but that bold move would not stop the wave of modernization that would soon
roll over the valley.
Early Cupertino (CA) (Images of America)
by Jan Batiste Adkins,
Foreword by Dr. Steven Millner
The rich history of people of African heritage in the Santa Clara Valley began as early as 1777, and in the 1800s, a lively black community took root.
By the Great Migration in the 1900s, neighborhoods in San Jose, Palo Alto, and Santa Clara became home to many African Americans from Southern and
Midwest states who were seeking new opportunities. By the 1960s, African Americans found jobs in the emerging technology industry, at Ford Motor Company,
and in public service agencies. African Americans pursued degrees at San Jose State College (SJSC), the University of Santa Clara, Stanford University,
and community colleges located in the Santa Clara Valley. SJSC’s athletic programs opened the door for student athletes, while Dr. Harry Edwards, John Carlos,
and Tommy Smith took on civil rights challenges. The complicated history of the black community throughout Santa Clara County has mirrored the nation’s slow
progress towards social and economic success. This progress is captured in the presented images chronicling individual stories of political struggle, success,
African Americans of San Jose and Santa Clara County (Images of America)
by Carrie Zeidman
Ghosts - Images of War uses uniquely designed images of the past and present combined to take you on a haunted ride through history.
By expertly superimposing and digitally maniputlating historical images of the past with photos of the present, Ghosts connects the
spirit and people of history to the present day world. Almost as if you've traveled to the past, or the past has been transported to
the present, the images evoke nostalgia, sadness, reflection, and hope. Battles and monuments included range from Valley Forge to the
Beaches of Normandy.After visiting concentration camps in Poland in 2008, viewing monuments and ruins filled with tragedy and despair,
author Carrie Zeidman came home with unrelenting visions of the people who once occupied these spaces and whose lives were cut short.
Searching out authentic photos from the Holocaust and combining them with images from her personal travels, she realized she could mesh
the old and the new, contrasting the heartbreaking past with a hopeful present to create these unique images.
Ghosts - Images of War
- The Story of the Mariani Family in California
by David Mariani
"POVERTY OF AFFLUENCE" is nonfiction family history in Silicon Valley. The family's agrarian roots and perspective
give the reader a view of Silicon Valley from the inside looking out rather stories about Silicon Valley from
outside looking in.
From its origins as risk-takers along the Mediterranean trade routes at the time of Homer through its settling
in the Santa Clara Valley, California and establishment of internationally successful fruit growing and real
estate enterprises, the Mariani family's story is emblematic of the American success story. Specifically, it
is the story of the origins and fulfillment of the entrepreneurial spirit that defined Silicon Valley and
continues to nurture its growth.
It is also a deeply personal story addressing the challenges of losing a patriarch, sibling rivalry, sexual abuse,
pain and forgiveness, fortunes gained and lost all woven in a series of life lessons between a roller coaster of
adventures behind the Iron Curtain, working in leper colonies, three-legged horses, giant earthworm, beheadings,
In POVERTY OF AFFLUENCE, I follow the immigrant journeys of my distant and immediate ancestors as well as my
journey all the while shedding light on the major trends and movements in the growth of the world around us.
It's a story peopled not only by my family but by the major influencers such as David Packard, Steve Jobs,
Bill Gates, Wozniak, Andy Grove, Gene Amdahl with whom we crossed paths. Embedded in these stories are different
meanings behind poverty and the meaning behind affluence whether entertaining royalty, heads of state, celebrities
or the gardeners and janitors. It is a universal story of the discovery of oneself through life lessons. In this way,
the book provides a detailed fabric of Silicon Valley's culture and a rare, inside, panoramic view of a place that
continues to enthrall in popular media and the imagination.
Poverty of Affluence
by Crystal Tai
Poetry is the most concise and precise expression of a culture. A Poetic Portal to Chinese Culture is therefore your smartest
start to learn everything deep down inside of the world’s most populated country with the longest continuous history on earth.
Each chapter of the book features four or five classical Chinese poems along with elegant English translations to portray a
particular theme of Chinese culture. With 12 chapters named after the months of the year, this book takes the reader through an
imaginary calendar year to experience one Chinese festival after another. It will familiarize the reader with all the Chinese
holidays and seasonal customs through the year while presenting breathtaking photos as illustrations. It’s definitely a delightful
and insightful read!
A Poetic Portal to Chinese Culture
coedited by Connie Young Yu and Sue Lee
CHSA’s book Voices from the Railroad: Stories by descendants of Chinese railroad workers reveals the stories of Chinese
railroad workers and their descendants. These stories have never been told outside of their families: until now. Learn
about Chin Lin Sou, Hung Lai Woh, Jim King, Lim Lip Hong, Lee Ling & Lee Yik-Gim, Lee Wong Sang, Lum Ah Chew, Mock Chuck,
& Moy Jin Mun, workers of the Central Pacific Railroad. No longer nameless, faceless workers lost to history, their
stories will shatter misconceptions about the Chinese who helped build America.
This 100-page book features first-hand narratives by railroad worker descendants Gene O. Chan, Montgomery Hom,
Carolyn Kuhn, Paulette Liang, Russell N. Low, Sandra K. Lee, Andrea Yee, Vicki Tong Young, and Connie Young Yu.
Voices from the Railroad: Stories by descendants of Chinese railroad workers
curated by John Handley
Chinese began immigrating to the territory of California during the Gold Rush era. What brought the Chinese here was the
same thing that brought scores of people from many nations - opportunities not available to them back home. In the midst
of many obstacles and injustices, the Chinese who stayed and endured during that first century realized some of their
dreams. Many more simply gave up and returned to China, or died in pursuit of their dreams.
The story of the Santa Clara Valley in the larger picture of California history is about the enduring work of many people
over a period of some 147 years. This includes the story of Chinese Americans who immigrated here or were born here, making
the Valley their home. They worked hard along side others to make the Valley a better place. These pioneers have long since
died, but they left behind evidence of their lives: Chinatowns; an established agricultural base; fishing companies; canneries;
mines; industries of all kinds - this is California - this is the Valley. But it doesn't stop here because the story of the
Chinese Americans in the Santa Clara Valley is hardly a dead one. It is as alive and vibrant as the Chinese Americans who
make this place their home today.
Curating this exhibition has been a great privelege for this Anglo-Saxon Pacific Northwesterner. Being an import to Californa
myself, I am awed first by the stories of nameless Chinese people, many forever known only as laborers, who in the previous
generations gave everything they had to live here; and secondly, by the stories of the Chinese Americans living here today.
Those who graciously agreed to share their lives for this exhibition have illustrated how history never pauses. To this I owe
a special thanks to Michael Chang; Rose-Marie Two; Steve Lin; Cynthia Lee; Chris Wang; Daniel Lin; Nona Mock Wyman; Gordon Chan;
and Greg Jow. This exhibition would not have been possible without their contributions.
I would also like to acknowledge Charles Liggett; Ethel Worn; Roberta Zenter; Sharon Blaine; Linda Schultz; and Gail Hugger,
all associated with the Cupertino Historical Museum and upon whose hard work I routinely relied. I would also like to extend
my thanks to the people at the New Almaden Museum; The San Jose Historical Museum; The Oakland Museum of California; the
Bancroft Library; The California History Center; and the California State Railroad Musuem for their support of this exhibition.
I hope that Toward The Golden Mountain comes to you as a blessing. I encourage all who visit to take their time and experience
a rich part of our heritage here in the Santa Clara Valley.
Toward the Golden Mountain
by Wes Morse
Reproductions of a regular illustrated weekly newspaper column on significant people of Cupertino.
Artist was a German immigrant, who after many stops across America landed up in Cupertino.
Clear consistent style with interesting stories.
The Human Touch - A History of Early Cupertino Through the Illustrations of A Peter Emig
by Wes Morse
Hardback with dust jacket
The City of Cupertino was formally established in 1955 and one of its goals was to establish a high school in its own name.
Three years later, that "dream was fulfilled."
Trusted to the hands of a yound and charismatic principal, the school strove to become "#1" through achievement, community engagement, and innovation.
The history of any school is the hostory of tose people that populate it.
This book looks back at the achievements of the students, staff, and community members that have all made the school what it was and is today.
The book also looks at the issues that affected those Pioneers at different points in history.
For most students they remember their four years very intimately, but if you were to look at your school's history from a broader view?
What would you learn?
The History of Cupertino High School - The First 60 Years 1958-2018
by Connie Young Yu
Patchwork History the People's Bicentennial Quilt
by Kevin Nelson
Winner of the Valentine Memorial Award for Excellence in Automotive History and a finalist for Best Book of
the Year by the Los Angeles Motor Press Guild, Wheels of Change is the story of automobiles in California
from the horseless carriage era of the 1890s to the jet cars of the 1960s. And what a story it is!
Award-winning author Kevin Nelson brings to life the personalities that have helped shape this story,
from all-time great race driver Barney Oldfield, to design marvel Harley Earle (creator of the Corvette),
to Hollywood stars such as Steve McQueen and James Dean, who drove hard, lived hard, and loved fast automobiles.
Nelson covers the birth and growth of hot rodding in California, dry lakes racing, automobiles in movies, motor
racing on the Coast, automobile races from New York to California, George Barris, Dean Jeffries and the development
of the custom car craze, "low-riding," Californian Craig Breedlove and his "Spirit of America" land speed racer,
and so much more in this wonderfully written and researched history.
Wheels of Change: From Zero to 600 M.p.h.: the Amazing Story of California and the Automobile
by Marcella Parsons & Steven Hayes Young
See the international passion for baseball through the eyes of children who played. With these uniquely personal accounts,
given by dozens of people from across the world, Sandlot Stories invites its readers into the lives of everyday people as
they look back and remember the great American game. Each story is woven around its own place and time, whether a town, a
backyard, or a street, from 1910 through the 1980's. The stories are spread across the entire U.S. from East to West, including
Alaska and Hawaii, and a few are even from Japan. Some focus on the game, the rules, or even the ball, while others are about
people and their relationships. This is a book about hometowns, small and large, experienced through the game of sandlot baseball.
The book is broken into three sections: Opening Pitch - stories about childhood sandlot games and the rules used; Seventh Inning
Stretch - stories about childhood baseball and how baseball is part of adult life for the writer; and finally the most surprising
stories in the third section, The Game That Never Ends - stories in which the writer had a profound life or spiritual experience
around playing baseball.
by Belle Yang
Hardcover with dust jacket
The author recounts her father's dramatic flight from his native village in Manchuria during China's civil war,
fighting his way amid a wave of suspicion, paranoia, and greed that arose with the imminent Communist takeover.
"Baba," the author's father, was 17 when war raged in China between Mao Zedong's Red Army and Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists.
All around him, people were fleeing, his own well-to-do Manchurian family with them; and he himself,
neither a Nationalist nor a Communist, set out on foot to reach the south, where he thought to find safety.
In Beijing, Baba witnessed the student revolt; he was on the road to Nanjing when it collapsed;
he scrabbled for food in Shanghai, and everywhere else.
Once he was accused of being a Communist spy, then released; once he was helped by monks; everywhere he tried to avoid soldiers.
In flashbacks, Baba recalls scenes of his early village life in a large, prosperous family.
Eventually he made his way to Taiwan, where the author was born in 1960, then to Japan and finally to the U.S.
As Yang tells of her father's adventures, the panorama unfolds of frightened, nonpolitical people who found themselves swept into the chaos of revolution.
The story has the appeal of a fairy-tale hero's travails, as do the illustrations by the author.
In this latest reminiscence, Yang (Baba: A Return to China upon My Father's Shoulders, LJ 11/15/94), the daughter of "Baba" (Dad),
the protagonist, recounts the trek her father made down the length of China to escape civil war and hunger as Mao Zedong's Communists
battled Chiang Kaishek's Nationalists for supremacy. Baba, then a 17-year-old Manchurian, abandoned his studies and what was left of
his family to cast his lot with thousands of refugees seeking safety as the fighting moved south. His comfortable childhood and the
Chinese legends and lore he learned are thus interwoven with his adventures on the road. The young man was the witness to massive
destruction and untold desperation as he made his way, ultimately, to Taiwan. The chapter "Unity Is Strength," one of the most moving,
chronicles a massacre of refugee Manchurian students in Peiping who were cut down as they peacefully departed a protest. The author has
again enhanced the work with her paintings, which give a vivid visual rendering of this fascinating story of survival and tenacity.
- D.E. Perushek, Northwestern Univ. Lib., Evanston, Ill.
The Odyssey of a Manchurian