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Greater San Jose 1951

This film was produced for the San Jose Chamber of Commerce in the early 1950s as a promotional tool. San Jose was the focal point of the Santa Clara Valley, and it's all here in its heyday. Follow two beauties from place to place as they show off the glamor of San Jose! New suburban homes were rising, including Cambrian Park, and San Jose's old City Hall was still standing. Valley landmarks such as Santa Clara University and San Jose State College are featured, as are businesses like O'Brien's Candies, Bettencourt's Market, the Farmers' Union, and Normandin's Plymouth De Soto. Film made by Raycliff Pictures.


Santa Clara Valley in the Fabulous 50s

San Francisco's ABC 7 Bay Area Focus ran a story about Mike Carroll's canvas art, depicting Santa Clara Valley in the 1950s.

The Kirk-Farrington House

Our neighbor the Kirk-Farrington House, built in 1878, is a designated San Jose Historic Landmark site. This website gives an overview of the the Kirk and Farrington families, and their house and gardens.


Willow Glen Basket Co.

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