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Burrel Leonard Photographs and Fruit Labels
2003-22  
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Description
Photographs and fruit labels from the John and Burrel Leonard families, documenting the history of one of Cupertino's ranching families from the 1850s to their management of a prominent canning operation in the early 20th century, and later development of their land into the Vallco Fashion Mall, one of the first shopping malls in the South Bay Area.
Background
According to Mary Lou Lyon’s “Early Cupertino” (Arcadia Publishing : San Francisco, 2006), Leonard Burrel was the only child of John Leonard, son-in-law of Margaret C. Glendenning Burrell, and his wife Grace. Leonard was born January 12, 1911, and attended local schools, graduating from Stanford University. He worked with his father John at the family’s fruit ranch, where they produced and sold prunes and apricots to Gerber Baby Food. In 1964, Leonard sold 100 acres of his ranch to Varian Associates, the foundation of the Vallco business park, named for its primary developers: Varian and Leonard, as well as the Lester, Craft, and Orlando families. Leonard served as President of Vallco Park, Ltd. The business park was later developed into Vallco Fashion Park, which opened in 1976. Leonard passed away in December 2000.
Extent
4.5 linear feet
Restrictions
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Availability
The materials are available for researchers by appointment through the Curator of Library and Archives.