Los Altos native Mary Wadden has published a pictorial tribute to Silicon Valley, “Silicon Valley: The History in Pictures” (Silicon Valley Historical Association, 2013). The book tracks the region’s evolution from 1777 to the present with more than 400 high-resolution photos, old advertisements and artful postcards from more than 50 public and private sources.
“Now more than ever, people are always asking, ‘Why is Silicon Valley different from any other place on earth, and how did it get to be this way?’” Wadden said as a reason for creating the book. “My book is an artful and engaging answer to this question.”
To ensure accuracy, Wadden engaged the Silicon Valley Historical Association to partner in the project.
“I hope to add to the dialogue in a meaningful way,” she said.
Wadden, 33, attended Almond, Egan Junior High and St. Francis High schools. She is associate vice president and commercial real estate broker at Cassidy Turley and now lives in Los Gatos.
To purchase “Silicon Valley: The History in Pictures,” visit SiliconValleySmarts.com.