Mountain View Annexations, 1940—1990
Like other Bay Area metropolitan areas, Mountain View underwent its own dramatic expansion in the postwar era. Agriculture formed the core economic activity of the city until the early twentieth century, when the construction of the U.S. Navy's Moffet Field Compex in 1931 brought new kinds of employment. Following World War II, the population grew rapidly. Between 1950 and 1960, the population of the city grew from 6,563 to 30,889.
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