Palo Alto Stock Farm (Calif.)

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The Palo Alto Stock Farm comprised the major farming properties of Senator Leland Stanford. The first property of the Palo Alto Stock Farm was purchased in 1876 from George Gordon; later additions increased its size to approximately 8000 acres. The Stock Farm later became the site of Stanford University. Vina Ranch, a 55,000 acre ranch, was purchased by Leland Stanford between 1881 and 1885. The Ranch was sold in 1919.

From the guide to the Palo Alto Stock Farm records, 1875-1913, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

The major farming properties of Senator Leland Stanford. The first property of the Palo Alto Stock Farm was purchased in 1876 from George Gordon; later additions increased its size to c.8000 acres. The Stock Farm later became the site of Stanford University. Vina Ranch, a 55,000 acre ranch, was purchased by Leland Stanford between 1881 and 1885. The Ranch was sold in 1919.

From the description of Palo Alto Stock Farm Records, 1875-1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 696107647

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referencedIn My holiday in California photograph album, 1901-1941 1901, 1901 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford family scrapbooks, 1865-1894 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University, Plant Services Office, records, 1888-1953, 1888-1922 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Records of Stanford properties, 1861-1927. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Properties of Leland Stanford Junior University : maps, 1867-1919. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford family. Stanford family scrapbooks. 1865-1894. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Eadweard Muybridge photograph collection, 1868-1929 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Wooster, Charles Conklin,. Palo Alto Stock Farm : photographs, 1880-1885. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Palo Alto Stock Farm records, 1875-1913 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Archives. Stanford historical photograph collection, 1887-circa 1996. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Hill, Andrew Putnam, 1853-1922. Andrew Putnam Hill photograph album, 1887-circa 1895. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905. Jane Lathrop Stanford papers, 1860-1975. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Palo Alto Stock Farm (Calif.). Palo Alto Stock Farm Records, 1875-1913. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford properties records, 1861-1927 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Collier, Joseph. Joseph Collier, My holiday in California : photograph album, 1901-1941 (inclusive), 1901 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Plant Services Office. Stanford University, Plant Services Office, records, 1888-1953 (inclusive), 1888-1922 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford Ranches and Lands Records, 1838-1896 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Ballard, Roy Page. History of the Stanford campus, of 1894. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn George T. Clark papers, 1862-1935 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn History of the Stanford campus of 1894, 1894 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Hill, Andrew Putnam, 1853-1922. Andrew Putnam Hill Photograph collection, 1890-1895. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford ranches and lands records, 1838-1896. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Archives. Stanford University map collection, 1853-1997. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Clark, George T., 1862-1940. George T. Clark papers, 1862-1935. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Ballard, Roy Page. person
associatedWith Ballard, Roy Page. person
associatedWith Brodhead, L. person
associatedWith Brodhead, L. person
associatedWith Clark, George C. person
associatedWith Clark, George T., 1862-1940. person
associatedWith Clark, John S. person
associatedWith Clark, John S. person
associatedWith Collier, Joseph. person
associatedWith Collier, Joseph. person
associatedWith Forbes, J. Malcolm person
associatedWith Forbes, J. Malcolm. person
associatedWith Hill, Andrew Putnam, 1853-1922. person
associatedWith Kellogg, Peter C. person
associatedWith Kellogg, Peter C. person
associatedWith Lathrop, Ariel person
associatedWith Lathrop, Ariel. person
associatedWith Lathrop, Charles person
associatedWith Lathrop, Charles. person
associatedWith Marvin, Charles person
associatedWith Marvin, Charles. person
associatedWith Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904 person
associatedWith Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904. person
associatedWith Palo Alto Winery (Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Palo Alto Winery (Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Reynolds, O. N. person
associatedWith Reynolds, O. N. person
associatedWith Stanford family. family
associatedWith Stanford family. family
associatedWith Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905. person
associatedWith Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893 person
associatedWith Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893. person
associatedWith Stanford University corporateBody
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associatedWith Stanford University. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Plant Services Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Plant Services Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Vina Ranch (Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wooster, Charles Conklin, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Vina Ranch (Calif.)
Subject
Wine and wine making
Horses--Pedigrees
Horse breeders
Horses--Stud-books
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Function

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Establishment 1876

Disestablishment 1919

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