Leland Stanford (1824-1893) served as president of the Central Pacific. In 1862 he was elected governor of California, and later served as a U.S. Senator. Stanford loved horses. He established a horse ranch in Palo Alto, where he pioneered new training techniques, and his horses set several world records. After the death of his only child, Stanford and his wife Jane founded Stanford University in his memory.


  • Title: Leland Stanford
  • Date Created: 19th Century
  • Location Created: California
  • Physical Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in
  • Type: Photographic Print
  • Rights: California State Library

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