This is Us Tours a Historical look at Downtown San Jose
Greater San Jose (1951)
San Jose: A City Center Emerges (1988)
On the Banks of the Guadalupe: The Early Story of San Jose (1995)
San Jose: Then and Now (1991)
San Jose was founded as the Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the first city founded in the Californias. It then became a part of Mexico in 1821 after the Mexican War of Independence. Following the American Conquest of California during the Mexican–American War, the territory was ceded to the United States in 1848.