Palo Alto History. Org

About Us

Palo Alto is the work of Matt Bowling, former Palo Alto resident and current lover of history.  All stories were written by Matt Bowling and are under copyright.

To contact Matt Bowling, please send an email to

Interested in history? Check out some of my others sites:

On presidential politics:

On New England's Blizzard of '78:

On the history of the first mall east of the Mississippi:

On the history of Boston's neighborhoods:

On the greatest films ever made:


Credits: Thanks to the Palo Alto Historical Association for all their help in making this website possible. A special thanks to Steve Staiger, Palo Alto's historian, for all his many hours of effort in assisting this project.  Also many thanks to Bardy Wallace and Betty Gerard for their help in editing many of the stories that appear on this site.