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Mineral Water Fountain, Alum rock Park

Mineral Water Fountain, Alum rock Park San Jose California
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Stock #: 41713
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: San Jose
State: California (CA)
County: Santa Clara
Publisher: Scenic View Card Co.
Postmark: 1949
PM City: San Jose
PM State: CA
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Alum Rock Park is San Jose's 716 acre municipal playground and was so named because of the huge rock in the lower part of the canyon that contains a large percontage of alum. The major portion of the Park was originally a part of the public lands to which San Jose became entitled by virtue of its pueblo origin under the Spanish regime. There are 22 active mineral springs in the Park, a large natatorium a plunge, many picnic tables, and numerous hiking paths.