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History Corner Archives: The Doors Lead Singer Jim Morrison Lived in Old Mountain View

By Lisa Windes and Bruce Karney

(Originally published in the April, 2000 OMVNA Newsletter.)

Forty years ago, Jim Morrison was one of the most famous (or notorious) rock and rollers in the world. But sixty years ago, he was just a little boy living in a rented house in our neighborhood. He was just [...]

History Corner: Spanish Settlers Crossed 3 Oceans to Live in Mountain View

by Lisa Windes

Spanish involvement with Mountain View began in 1842 when the Governor of Mexico gave a land grant to the Castro family. The Castros were descendants of a member of the Anza Expedition. Their 14 square mile ranch included what are now Mountain View and Sunnyvale. A new set of Spanish immigrants [...]