The History of Silicon Valley — A Brief Summary (Part 1/3)

Richard Reis
Feb 16 · 5 min read
By Richard Reis

“Those who do not learn from history class are doomed to repeat it.” — Some guy on Reddit


1849: A Gold Rush that’s been going on for 170 years

Leland Stanford (1824–1893)

Fred Terman: The father of Silicon Valley

Fred Terman (1900–1982)
David Packard (left) and Bill Hewlett (right) in front of 367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, also known as “The HP Garage”

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