The City of San Jose has established Montgomery Park, a Monument at San Felipe and Yerba Buena Roads, and John J. During this period, San Jose also became a center of innovation for the mechanization/industrialization of agricultural and food processing equipment.
Though not affected as severely as San Francisco, San Jose also suffered significant damage from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
With its newfound independence, and the triumph of the republican movement, Mexico set out to diminish the Catholic Church's power within Alta California by secularizing the California missions in 1833.
In 1824, In order to promote settlement and economic activity within sparsely populated California, the Mexican government began an initiative, for Mexican and foreign citizens alike, to settle unoccupied lands in California.
Numerous prominent historical figures were among those granted rancho lands in the Santa Valley, including James A.
California was claimed as part of the Spanish Empire in 1542, when explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo charted the Californian coast.
During this time, California and Baja California were administered together as Province of the California (Spanish: ).
By 1845, the population of the pueblo had increased to 900, primarily due to American immigration.
Foreign settlement in San Jose and California was rapidly changing Californian society, bringing expanding economic opportunities and foreign culture.