Definitions for palo altoˈpæl oʊ ˈæl toʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Pal•o Al•toˈpæl oʊ ˈæl toʊ(n.)
a city in W California, SE of San Francisco. 55,970.
Category: Geography (places)
a university town in California
Palo Alto is a California charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, United States. The city shares its borders with East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Portola Valley, and Menlo Park. It is named after a redwood tree called El Palo Alto. The city includes portions of Stanford University and is headquarters to a number of Silicon Valley high-technology companies including Hewlett-Packard, VMware, Tesla Motors, Ning, IDEO, Wealthfront and Palantir Technologies. It has served as an incubator to several other high-technology companies such as Apple Inc., Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Sun Microsystems, Pinterest, and PayPal. As of the 2010 census the city had a total population of 64,403 residents. Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford when he established Stanford University following the death of his son Leland Stanford Jr. Palo Alto is one of the most expensive cities in the United States and its residents are among the most educated in the country.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
33 m. SE. of San Francisco; is the seat of a remarkable university founded by Senator Stanford, and opened in 1891, to provide instruction, from the Kindergarten stage to the most advanced and varied, to students and pupils boarded on the premises; of these there were 1000 in 1897.
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