Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

      Today I attended the 232nd  anniversary of the founding of San Jose. For being the 10th largest city in the country, there wasn’t a whole lot of hoop-ha. 1M people live here and only about 60 showed up on a nice day. The event took place at the Peralta Adobe near downtown. By 1777 there was a lot of pressure from the Russians (yes, those pre-RED guys) in the fur trapping industry. The Spanish wanted to establish a presence beyond presidios and outposts to show that they were indeed settled. Back then the settlement was called El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe. Former mayor Tom McHenry was there – but no one from the current regime. The San Jose History group put on a nice show with folks in period costume, tours of the adobe and the Fallon house across the street. Turns out this adobe is the oldest complete Spanish mud-brick adobe in the state. Most others from that era are partially rubble and all the missions have been rebuilt. Click on pix to enlarge. 

Peralta Adobe built 1779

A 2-room bungalo

Raising the old flag.

Descendents in attendance

Unrelated thought worth quoting:Right wrongs nobody.” – E Clampus Vitus, Mt Charlie Chapter

*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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