The place to be on the weekend in San Jose

What a deal! The San Jose Flea Market is the place to be on the weekend

The San Jose Flea Market was founded by George Bumb Sr., who worked in the solid waste disposal and landfill business and noticed that so many wonderful pieces of value were being thrown away and felt there had to be another way.

So he bought a plot of land and got started creating a flea market. During its peak era from the 1970s through the 1990s, there would be as many as 16,000 cars and 2,100 vendors at the market, along with 125 part-time employees and 400 full-time employees.

Take a closer look at The San Jose Flea Market in this month’s Uniquely Northern California.

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