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Recently my husband, Jim, and I spent a leisurely Sunday afternoon in downtown Campbell. Our intention had been to tour the Ainsley House, but unfortunately we missed the last time for the guided tour. So instead we lingered in one of the coffee houses and did some shopping. The photos below were taken that day. Enjoy!

Ainsley House in downtown Campbell, CA

And the garage – don’t you love this roof?

Ainsley Garage, Campbell CA

Downtown Campbell banner reminds visitors of the city’s historic background. (You’ll see some Victorian houses nearby, as well.)

Downtown Campbell business banner

 

Something fun are the fruit plaques in the pavement near the Ainsley House, reminding us of the fruit growing and packing history in Campbell. At first,  you just see these 12 tiles…

 

Historic reminders of the Valley of Heart's Delight history in Campbell

 

Upon closer inspection, you’ll find each one is dedicated to a particular fruit or nut which was grown here in the Valley of Heart’s Delight.

Prune:

Fruit - Campbell - Prune

Pear:

Fruit - Campbell marker - pear

Yes, and nuts – walnuts:

Fruit - Campbell - walnut

 

And Almond:

Fruit marker in Campbell - Almond

 

There’s plenty more to see in downtown Campbell!

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