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Photo Challenge: Where in Milpitas?

Test your knowledge of Milpitas by guessing what the subject in this photo is and where it is located.

St. Louis, Missouri, has its famous Gateway Arch. It was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States.

While there may not be a famous gateway to Milpitas, the city does have something in common with St. Louis: a curved arch of its own.

The arch in Milpitas isn’t as large or impressive as its Midwest cousin, but it still adds a sense of place and beauty to one of the city’s busiest areas. Unlike the St. Louis Arch whose clean lines are unbroken to those who view it, the arch in Milpitas includes a sign with large lettering.

Do you know where the arch in Milpitas is located and what the sign on it says? Post your guess in the comments area below.

If you’re the first person with the complete correct answer, you will win a $10 gift card to a local business. And, more importantly, you can claim bragging rights that you’re this week’s expert in Milpitas trivia.

Game on!

Congratulations to "Where in Milpitas?" mystery photo winner, , who correctly guessed that the image was the Gateway to Milpitas tower at Tasman and Alder drives.

John April 11, 2012 at 06:52 PM
The arch is located on the corner of McCarthy Blvd. and Ranch Dr. and says "McCarthy Ranch".
trang tran April 11, 2012 at 06:54 PM
At the corner of N Mc Carthy Blvd and Ranch Dr. (across previous Borders).
Douglas April 11, 2012 at 06:54 PM
the mcCarthy ranch arch sign across the street from borders, it says MCCARTHY RANCH
Beatriz Plascencia-Garcia April 11, 2012 at 07:37 PM
It's in McArthy ranch and says McArthy ranch.
Jackie April 11, 2012 at 09:47 PM
It is the arch at the corner of McCarthy Blvd & Ranch Drive in Milpitas that says "McCarthy Ranch."
Susan April 11, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I think this is one of the metal arches that hold the new lights and meter readers on the new toll lane on the Hiway 880 and 237 interchange.
Sam April 12, 2012 at 01:28 AM
I'm pretty sure it's the metal sign that says McCarthy Ranch on McCarthy Blvd. near the 237 onramp;
Isa April 12, 2012 at 02:13 AM
I think that I saw it at the Great Mall.
Isa April 12, 2012 at 02:14 AM
I'm pretty sure that I saw it at the Great Mall.
John April 12, 2012 at 03:14 PM
I wonder why all of our posts were changed to 9:50 PM? My original answer was at 11:52 AM yesterday.
Genevieve Bookwalter (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Weird system glitch on our end, sorry about that. The IT folks should have it sorted out very soon.
Genevieve Bookwalter (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Congratulations, John! You're the winner in this week's "Where in Milpitas?" photo challenge. Please e-mail me at genevieve.bookwalter@patch.com to claim your prize!

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