Located along the Santa Clara River, Santa Clara City was settled by Jacob Hamblin in 1854 and incorporated in 1915. Over the years Santa Clara became famous for its fruit and produce production. Numerous fruit stands lined the street through the City, providing an outlet for the crop production in the area. After Highway 91 was abandoned in favor of the Freeway (I-15), the fruit stands declined and most of them have now disappeared. In 2007, the City of Santa Clara completed a $10,000,000 historic downtown streetscape renovation project geared at initiating new “life” and vitality in the downtown area.