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ID: 7014386
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Palo Alto (inhabited place)  Palo Alto (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 26 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.4333  decimal degrees
Long: 122 08 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -122.1333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on W shore of San Francisco Bay; name means "tall tree" and town was named after Senator Leland Standford's Palo Alto farm; site of Stanford University (1891) and related research-oriented industries.

Names:
Palo Alto (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Santa Clara (county)  ................  Santa Clara (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Palo Alto (inhabited place)  ....................  Palo Alto (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  reputedly visited by Gaspar de Portolá in 1769
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1939
university center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Palo Alto..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 4:97
....................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6024190
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 97; 4:97
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6024190
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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