9. We used to be the most productive agricultural land in the state
Prior to the 1960s, the Santa Clara Valley was called “The Valley of Heart’s Delight,” with San Jose boasting the largest fruit production and packing infrastructure in the world. In the 1970s, the city became more valuable for growing tech companies and subdivisions, and the fruit orchards fled to the Central Valley.
10. Sí, se puede
Legendary civil rights activist Cesar Chavez lived here for many years and got his start organizing farm workers here.
11. We have the largest outdoor bar in North America
And the newly-opened Avaya Stadium (home of our MLS team, the San Jose Earthquakes) is where you can find it. GOOOAAAALLLL!