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#976:  Birthplace of "Silicon Valley"

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Location:

367 Addison Ave, Palo Alto

37.442951,-122.154607

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

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From the Guidebook:

This garage is the birthplace of the world's first high-technology region, "Silicon Valley." The idea for such a region originated with Dr. Frederick Terman, a Stanford University professor who encouraged his students to start up their own electronics companies in the area instead of joining established firms in the East. The first two students to follow his advice were William R. Hewlett and David Packard, who in 1938 began developing their first product, an audio oscillator, in this garage.



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