Title: Secret San Jose: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Author: Cassie Kifer
Size: 6 x 9
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.