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Published on: 10/24/2013 3:39 PM
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Historical Heritage Grant Program

The Board of Supervisors established the Historical Heritage Grant Program in 1990 to promote historic preservation and the awareness of significant cultural, historical, and archaeological resources within Santa Clara County. Funding is provided through the dedication of a portion of the County Park Charter Fund to the Historical Heritage Grant Program.

Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch

A visit to the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch in the Santa Teresa County Park Historic Area immerses you in the realities of living and working on a family ranch more than 100 years ago.

Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum

Casa Grande and the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum are located at 21350 Almaden Road. Casa Grande is the impressive white building with white picket fencing just past the Post Office.

Chitactac Adams Cultural History

The Uvas Creek/Little Authur Creek area has been the site of Ohlone Indian villages for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the Spanish missionaries. Archaeological evidence indicates that Mutsun Ohlones had inhabited this site for over 3,000 years.

Joseph D. Grant County Park Cultural History

The land that is now Grant Park was first inhabited by Werwersen Ohlone Indians. The major feature of the park, the Halls Valley is suspended between two ridges in the Diablo Range of the Coastal Mountains. The park's terrain was formed by earth movement along the still active Calaveras Fault.

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