Category Archives: San Jose

The Rose Garden

Groundbreaking for the Rose Garden took place in 1931. It took six years of planning and planting before it was officially dedicated. The San Jose municipal Rose Garden is 5 and a half acres in size. Thousands of visitors walk … Continue reading

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Dust of the Moon by Carlos Leonardo Najera de Madrid

My father spent his last days keeping a record of his life. He wrote about his beginnings and his struggles through each phase of his life. He was born in 1908. Gas engines and automobiles were still a novelty. People … Continue reading

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The Last City by Joseph E Najera

I am back at the corner of Market Street and Santa Clara in downtown San Jose, my home town. My family moved here from Southern California in 1956.  We lived in Santa Clara a few miles away from this point. … Continue reading

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The Tower of Light by Joseph E Najera

In its time the San Jose Electric Tower was a wonder that captured the world’s attention. Before it was known as Silicon Valley, the Santa Clara Valley was known as the Valley of Delights. It is located at the south … Continue reading

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