Frontier Village was a small amusement park that was built in the southern end of San Jose, CA. It lasted from 1961 til 1980. The idea for the park came from a trip that Joe Zukin (then the owner of a car wash in San Jose), took to Disneyland in 1959. He then went home and bought 28 acres and turned it into a wild west theme park a-la FrontierLand.
The park closed down in 1980 due to rising land cost from the computer boom, and competition from Marriotts Great America.
While surfing the net today (can you tell it's a quiet day here at work), I actually came across a web site about this little park which my parents used to take me to when I was young. The site is Frontier Village Main Gate . I hope those of you who went to this park will post your memories from this cool little place.