Back by popular demand. There was so much interest generated in this tour at Worldcon 76, we decided to do a couple more for Halloween. We also understand that there are a lot of party plans for this evening, so this tour is taking place earlier so members can do both.
San Jose was founded in 1777 when the original Mexican pioneers were sent to Santa Clara County to produce food for the presidios of San Francisco and Monterey. Many settled around the Guadalupe River, which is not far from today's convention center, making it the oldest part of town. Since then, the city has seen, among other things, the Bear Flag Revolt, the heartbreak of the redistribution of land after the USA took possession of California, the loss of becoming the state capitol, the burning of Chinatown on Market Street, the Hart Lynching and the transition of the valley from Heart's Delight to Silicon.
Deb and I have plotted our route and continue researching our script in developing the tour. The tour covers about 1.5 miles. We start at Boccardo Gate on Fourth Street and San Carlos and end at Trials Pub, so we can socialize afterward.
I find bringing a ghost walk to Downtown San Jose exciting and hope BAGH members who missed it last August can join us as a seasonal celebration.
It could be worth bringing a sweater around. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and it's worth bringing a bottle of water.
Cost of the tour is $15.00 in advance, $20.00 "at the door," if space is still available. PLEASE NOTE THE RSVP DEADLINE IS 11:59 P.M., OCTOBER 26. This is being done as a fundraiser for BAGH, which is a non-profit organization.