The Nuttall Encyclopedia
33 m. SE. of San Francisco; is the seat of a remarkable university founded by Senator Stanford, and opened in 1891, to provide instruction, from the Kindergarten stage to the most advanced and varied, to students and pupils boarded on the premises; of these there were 1000 in 1897.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Palo Alto'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/palo-alto.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.