In 1910 the population of San Jose was over 28,946. In 1914, Thomas Monahan was elected as the mayor of the city. East San Jose incorporated into San Jose, and Mount Hamilton became the starting point for the first motorbus line in the State.
Between 1900 and 1910, San Jose was a center of invention, innovation, and impact in both lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air flights. San Jose also became a center of innovation for the mechanization and industrialization of agricultural and food processing equipment during this period. John Montgomery and his peers led most of the activities. In honor of Montgomery, San Jose has established Montgomery Park, a monument at San Felipe and Yerba Buena Roads, and the John J. Montgomery Elementary School.
Here are some stunning historical photos of San Jose, California in the 1910s.