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The region was originally inhabited by the Native American Ohlone people for over 1,000 years until the arrival of white settlers. In 1777, San Jose was named El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe and became the first civil settlement in Spanish California. After California gained statehood, San Jose briefly served as its first capital from December 15, 1849 to May 1, 1851. San Jose first developed as an agricultural center and was home to many orchards and vineyards. Eventually, urbanization covered the farmland with concrete, strip malls and housing developments, and California's primary location for wine production moved to the Napa Valley.
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