Menlo Park is situated halfway between San Francisco and San Jose on the Peninsula. This quaint town of 30,648 first got itÿs name in 1854 when two Irishmen, Dennis J. Oliver and D.C. McGlynn, whose wives were sisters, purchased 1700 acres bordering County Road, now El Camino, and built two houses with a common entrance. Across the drive they erected a huge wooden gate with tall arches on which the name of their estate was printed in foot-high letters: ´Menlo Park¡, with the date August 1854, under it. When the railroad came through in 1864, this station had no name, it was just the end of the line, but it needed a designation. During a discussion about the choice of a name, a railroad official looked over at the gates and decided that ´Menlo Park would be appropriate, and so the name was officially adopted. This station in now California State Landmark No. 955, the oldest California station in continuous operation.
Today Menlo Park is a very desirable place to live. The excellent school districts, unique neighborhoods with customs homes, and tree lines streets defines the community that has attracted people from all over the world. The economy is driven by the high tech industry of Silicon Valley.
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