Vintage images coupled with facts and anecdotes culled by local authors Clarence Robert Tower and Ken Lichtenstein reveal the fascinating history of legendary locals in Santa Clara. Not only able to adapt to changing times, but embraced them, Santa Clara has continuously evolved, proudly adopting the nickname of “Silicon Valley” without forgetting its fruitful roots as “the Valley of Heart’s Delight.”
“Santa Clara is a special place in the world, with a great history and where great accomplishments have consistently prevailed,” said author Clarence Robert Tower. The book covers both town greats and unsung heroes like Tiburcio Vásquez, the nineteenth century bandito whose claims that his crimes were retribution for actions against Mexican American rights earned him the nickname “California’
Tower and Lichtenstein are excited to share the new book with locals. “Although [we] will get the written credit for assembling this book, in reality, it was a combined effort of a substantial group of local participants…
Join the authors for a signing:
1601 Coleman Avenue, Santa Clara CA 95050
When: Saturday, May 3rd, 2013; 11:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m.
The book will be available at events, area bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers, and through the publisher at (888)-313-2665.
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Legendary Locals of Santa Clara
by Clarence Robert Tower and Ken Lichtenstein
An imprint of Arcadia Publishing
128 pages/ softcover
Available: April 7, 2014