Guadalupe River – You can read this interesting article by Eric Simons here: https://baynature.org/article/the-guadalupe-river-and-the-hidden-heart-of-san-jose/. There were so many references in this article that I looked up online and will now be visiting; such as the Guadalupe River Trail, James Lick Mansion, site of the 2005 discovery of a Mammoth, and the Ulistac Natural Area.
Peralta House – The oldest house in San Jose, an adobe from our early Peublo days, has a very interesting builder, and it’s not Peralta. Read this intriguing article here: https://www.sanjoseinside.com/2019/03/07/peralta-adobes-first-resident-an-overlooked-figure-in-sj-history/ . And, go visit the house itself right in the San Pedro Square Market.
First Radio Station in the World – Began in San Jose, California in 1912. You can read more at: http://tech-notes.tv/History&Trivia/Radio/Who%20was%20first/San%20Jose%20Broadcast%20.htm .
Orange Sauce – Reviews of the great taqueria sauce invented in San Jose by Quinten Dol here with part two linked below the article: The Great San Jose Orange Sauce Taste-Off (bayarea.com)https://www.bayarea.com/eat/reviews/the-great-san-jose-orange-sauce-taste-off/
Lick Observatory – History of relationship and cooperation with San Jose here: https://mthamilton.ucolick.org/public/lighting/Cooperation2.html
Monument Coming to San Jose – Learn about the monument project coming to San Jose here: https://www.urbanconfluencesiliconvalley.org/
Shellmounds – Learn about a part of our indigenous history here: https://www.kqed.org/news/11704679/there-were-once-more-than-425-shellmounds-in-the-bay-area-where-did-they-go
Secret San Jose – a book about interesting places to visit in San Jose by Cassie Kifer – https://secretsanjose.com/
Silicon Alleys – a book of observations and reflections by local writer Gary Singh – https://www.garysingh.info/
Clyde Arbuckle’s History of San Jose – a book about the history from long time San Jose historian, Clyde Arbuckle, as commissioned by the City of San Jose – https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A46525
The Ohlone Way – a book about the indigenous people of San Jose and the area by Malcolm Margolin, an excerpt is here: https://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=THE_OHLONE_WAY
Poem about San Jose by former Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, Mighty Mike McGee – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUnXm84ZvME