June 25, 2013 > Milpitas Historical Society's Annual Community Tour
Milpitas Historical Society's Annual Community Tour
Submitted By Catherine Pelizzari
The Milpitas Historical Society will be conducting its annual community tour for those interested in learning about Milpitas history on Saturday, July 6, starting at 10 a.m. We will meet at the public parking lot under the overpass behind Quincy's Barbecue, 70 N. Main Street, for a docent-led tour of this Main Street area, which includes many interesting stories of the past.
Our next stop (10:45 am) will be a tour of the Alviso Adobe Park (near the intersection of Calaveras and Piedmont Roads), the earliest rancho in Milpitas. Next (11:30 am) we'll visit the Silva Apricot Ranch, the last operating fruit farm in Milpitas, to see how apricots are grown, cut, dried, and processed.
At noon, we'll visit the Laguna Schoolhouse, at 4001 Calaveras Road, and hear about Milpitas's oldest school. The tour ends at Big Dog Winery, the only winery in Milpitas, for a (bring-your-own) picnic lunch, delicious wine tasting, and a fabulous view.
This tour is free and all are welcome to join at any stop.
Saturday, July 6
10 a.m. - noon
Begins at 70 N. Main Street