<b>Stanford</b><br>
<i>Bay Area</i><br>
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<b>Distance:</b> 357 miles one-way<br>
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Stanford,  home to stately old buildings, was a farm before 1885, when Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, created Leland Stanford Junior University in honor of their recently deceased son. With ambitions to compete with the Ivy League, the Stanfords hired <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002262" title="Frederick Law Olmsted" href="/topic/arts-culture/architecture/frederick-law-olmsted-PEHST002262.topic">Frederick Law Olmsted</a> to design the landscape. The first students, including Herbert Hoover, arrived in 1891.<br>
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<b>Read more:</b> <a href="http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-tr-stanford2-2008nov02">Embraced by the 'Stanford bubble'</a>

( Al Seib / Los Angeles Times )

Stanford
Bay Area

Distance: 357 miles one-way

Stanford, home to stately old buildings, was a farm before 1885, when Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, created Leland Stanford Junior University in honor of their recently deceased son. With ambitions to compete with the Ivy League, the Stanfords hired Frederick Law Olmsted to design the landscape. The first students, including Herbert Hoover, arrived in 1891.

Read more: Embraced by the 'Stanford bubble'

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