Growing up in South San Jose, I never gave much thought to the large area of undeveloped land at the intersection of Snell Ave. & Blossom Hill Road. But, now that I'm a little bit older and tad wiser, I realize how rare it was to have had open space like that in the middle of Silicon Valley.

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Here's an interesting story about the land-owner, who died hours after officially donating his lands for public use.