citizens of San Jose went full-out in celebrating their
sesquicentennial this weekend. The celebrants marked 150 years as a
community with three days with plenty of fun activities, food,
entertainment, exhibits and contests in the downtown
There were all the great small-community pleasures: fish and chicken
fries, breakfasts, ballgames, tomahawk throw contests, water
fights, fireworks, and a big parade.
The Bree Haus Auction building had an exhibition of the
community's past in photos and collectibles. For some, it was
remembering; for youngsters and newcomers, it was learning the
community’s rich past.
San Jose was established as a farming community with railroad
access. Lower housing costs and a panoramic view of countryside
make this wide spot in road along Route 136 more of a bedroom
pictures by Jan Youngquist