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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Three Things You Didn't Know about the City of Mountain View Part 1

Mountain Bay Plaza during & after costruction

1. That giant office building on Castro Street? It's kind of a funny story. 
After construction was completed on 'Mountain Bay Plaza', the building was left empty for over a decade due to city foreclosures and parking disputes. Instead of hiring a squad of security guards the ownership hired a team of Doberman Pinchers--that's right, dogs--to protect the empty building.

2. We have two Sister Cities: Iwata, Japan and Hasselt, Belgium

Hasselt, Belgium
In 1974, Mountain View adopted Iwata, Japan as its Sister City. At
Iwata, Japan
that time, both towns were known for their agricultural economies: Mountain View for apricots and plums and Iwata for cantaloupes. Today, students from Mountain View High School and Iwata Minami High School participate in an exchange program each year. In 1988, Mountain View adopted Hasselt, Belgium as its second sister city. Hasselt is a university town renowned for its museums and other cultural attractions.

3. The Computer History Museum is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the

Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum is one of Mountain View's greatest attractions, Rooted in the heart of the Silicon Valley, the Computer History Museum is home to the largest collection of historical computing artifacts in the world. One such artifact is the Cray-1 supercomputer, one of the world's best known and most successful supercomputers.

Stay tuned for more little-known facts about Mountain View! Part 2 is coming soon!

Post by Allie C., Homework Assistant 

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