Checks; Murphy, Martin, 1807-1884; San Francisco (Calif.); San Jose (Calif.)
Three checks written by Martin Murphy in 1872 and 1873. The first two checks come from Donohoe, Kelly & Co., Bankers in San Francisco. The last check comes from McLaughlin & Ryland Bankers in San Jose.
Photographs; Canned fruit industry; The Alameda (San Jose, Calif.)
When Dr. James M. Dawson and his wife set up shop in a 12 x 16 foot shed behind their home on The Alameda in 1871, they founded Santa Clara County's canning industry. Their venture grew into the San Jose Fruit Packing Co. and was followed by many...