Niles, Fremont

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Arcadia Publishing, 2004 - History - 128 pages
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Beautiful Niles Canyon in Fremont is a chosen spot. Jose de Jesus Vallejo chose it for the first mill town in Alta California, Joaquin Murieta slept here, and Leland Stanford chose it in 1869 for the last leg of the transcontinental railroad, the true "last spike" of the line linking the Atlantic to the Pacific. The home of the largest nursery in the West, Niles could also boast the first gravel mines in California and fine Art Deco tile production. In 1912 world famous Essanay Studios chose the oak-studded hills of Niles Canyon as the location for some of the most famous silent films of all time, including Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp, and the first Wild West movie stars strutted the dusty streets of Niles.

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User Review  - nkmunn - LibraryThing

[book: niles fremont] by [author: philip holmes] and [author: jill singleton] describes the unique, historic Niles District in Fremont, California with excellent photographs and captions that will ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

This is a really fun book about the history of Niles in Fremont, California. There are lots of good old photos showing different business, events and people. It is a standard reference book in our house and recommended for anyone who thinks of the town of Niles fondly. Read full review



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Philip Holmes is Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University. He works on nonlinear dynamics and differential equations.

Author and historian Philip Holmes, who has published Two Centuries at Mission San Jose as well as decades of local history columns, has teamed up with landscape historian Jill M. Singleton, curator of the Museum of Local History in Fremont. Together they have selected the best images from the city's impressive photographic archives to create a delightful visual narrative of this uniquely historic place.

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