June 24, 2014 > Milpitas Historical Society tour
Milpitas Historical Society tour
Submitted By Catherine Pelizzari
The Milpitas Historical Society is sponsoring its annual ÒCommunity TourÓ on Saturday, June 28 to acquaint the community with historical sites in Milpitas.
This year's tour will start at the historic Alviso Adobe Park. The next stop will be at the Silva Apricot Ranch, the last in Milpitas, at 891 Piedmont Road, where the owners will show how apricots are cut, sun-dried, and treated to make this delicious dried fruit known all over the country. The third stop will be just across the street at the old St. John the Baptist Cemetery, dating from 1903, where members of many Milpitas pioneer families are laid to rest. The fourth stop will be a visit to the old Laguna Schoolhouse at 4001 Calaveras Road (at the turnoff to Felter Road), the oldest schoolhouse in Milpitas.
Docents will give tours and hand out information at each stop. Participants are invited to bring a picnic lunch and return to the Alviso Adobe and enjoy food and chat with neighbors after the tour is over. The tour is free and all visitors are welcome.
Saturday, Jun 28
Alviso Adobe Park
2087 Alviso Adobe Court, Milpitas