In 1876 Leland Stanford, former governor of California (1862-1863) and later United States Senator (1885), began acquiring land in the Santa Clara Valley, about 48 miles south of San Francisco, to develop a farm.

That area became the heart of the Leland Stanford Junior University.

Leland Stanford and his wife Jane had a son, Leland Jr., who died of typhoid in 1884 at age 15. That motivated them to create something that would benefit other children, thus emerging the idea of creating a university named in honor of their son.

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