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Mountain View, California

Mountain View is a city in [Santa Clara County] , in the [San Francisco Bay Area] . It is named for its views of the [Santa Cruz Mountains] . The city shares its borders with the cities of [Palo Alto] , [Los Altos] , and [Sunnyvale] , as well as [Moffett Federal Airfield] and the [San Francisco Bay] . As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 70,708.

Situated in [Silicon Valley] , Mountain View is home to many [high technology] companies. In 1956, [Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory] , the first company to develop silicon semiconductor devices in what came to be known as Silicon Valley, was established in the city by [William Shockley] . Today, some of the largest technology companies in the world are headquartered in the city, including the [Fortune 1000] companies [Google] , [Symantec] , and [Intuit] .

[Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas] was split between Mariano Castro and Martin Murphy. The south eventually became the city of [Sunnyvale] , and the north became the city of Mountain View. The town began as a stage stop on the route between [San Francisco] and [San Jose] (corresponding to [El Camino Real] ), close to present-day Grant Road. With the coming of the railroad, the center of town eventually moved to its current location at Castro Street.

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