Secret San Jose: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure





Title: Secret San Jose: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Author: Cassie Kifer
Size: 6 x 9
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781681062853

Which scientific landmark moonlights as a mausoleum? Where can you find sacred street food? When was there nearly a Civil War battle in San Jose? What civil rights icon got started in San Jose? What’s the real story behind Sarah Winchester’s mysterious house? Find the answers to these and other questions you didn’t know you had.

From player pianos to disappearing lakes, from ghost towns to buried limbs, this unconventional guidebook will take you through bizarre and fascinating stories that define San Jose’s history and shaped this one-of-a-kind city.

Whether you are a life-long San Jose resident, a new transplant, or a first-time visitor, local writer Cassie Kifer will introduce you to quirky and beautiful places and share stories about the city that never get told. Part tour and part scavenger hunt, this guide will take you to some of the weirdest and most wonderful places in Northern California’s biggest and most misunderstood city.


With Halloween just around the corner, local author Cassie Kifer has written a book on the lesser-known aspects of San Jose.

Additional information

Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in