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Biography covers Gilroy’s namesake

Much of the life of Gilroy’s namesake is unknown to many people, said Phill Laursen of the Gilroy Historical Society. As the city’s sesquicentennial wraps...

Moving to preserve our roots

It would be considered one of the South County’s secret treasures for those who value history. Hidden along an alley near St. Mary Roman Catholic Church is Gilroy’s first cemetery, once almost forgotten amid neglect

Video tour would make great gift

Did you know that before Gilroy became the Garlic Capital of the World it had the distinction of being the Tobacco Capitol of the United States during the 1870s? Since 1850 our fair city has also been deemed the Hay and Grain Capital, the Fruit and Nut Capital, the Dairy and Cheese Capital and the Prune Capital of California.