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What Silicon Valley looked like during the early days of the tech boom

Business Insider Logo By Meira Gebel of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 29: 
  
    Silicon
    Valley wasn't always synonymous with app developers and
    venture capitalists - but it sure attracted them.
  
  Even before the '60s, the region was home to dozens of
  companies developing silicon transistors for corporations and
  even the government.
  
  And that's not just by chance: Stanford University, located
  in Palo Alto, played a part in educating many of the
  dropout-turned-CEOs interested in STEM.
  
  
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  Before there were techies, Teslas, and multi-million-dollar price
  tags for tiny homes, Silicon Valley was home to rows of orchards,
  military bases, and a staggering fleet of Stanford University
  grads picking up production of the tricky technology of
  transistors.

  It was an exciting time, the period between 1968 and early 2000:
  companies were being formed left and right, of the likes of
  Apple,
  Oracle and
  Intel. Whole
  entire industries were being created, too. Take for example
  Atari's arcade video games, or Google's search engine. Sprawling
  campuses were built, and money flooded Sand Hill Road.

  Take a look back at what Silicon Valley looked like during the
  early days of the tech boom:

Before there were techies, Teslas and multimillion-dollar price tags for tiny homes, Silicon Valley was home to rows of orchards, military bases and a staggering fleet of Stanford University grads picking up production of the tricky technology of transistors.

It was an exciting time, the period between 1968 and early 2000: Companies were being formed left and right, of the likes of Apple, Oracle and Intel. Whole entire industries were being created, too. Take for example Atari's arcade video games, or Google's search engine. Sprawling campuses were built, and money flooded Sand Hill Road.

Click ahead for a look back at what Silicon Valley looked like during the early days of the tech boom.

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