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Redwood City: A Hometown History Archives Committee of the Redwood City Library

Redwood City: A Hometown History

Archives Committee of the Redwood City Library

Published October 29th 2007
ISBN : 9780898632972
Hardcover
520 pages
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Redwood City, the oldest city in San Mateo County (south of San Francisco), has a rich and fascinating history. Its navigable deepwater port helped make it an early commercial center for the export of lumber -- redwood, of course -- and various otherMoreRedwood City, the oldest city in San Mateo County (south of San Francisco), has a rich and fascinating history. Its navigable deepwater port helped make it an early commercial center for the export of lumber -- redwood, of course -- and various other goods, such as hides.As the city grew, exports such as salt from the San Francisco Bay and cement were shipped around the world.From early pioneer days with rural stagecoach transportation through the railroad and automobile, Redwood City has been core of the San Francisco Peninsula.In the pages of this book are the stories of how the city developed:from rugged outpost to high technology center. The book is profusely and lavishly illustrated with photographs that reveal the events, lives, and personalities of yesteryear and today. Some of the topics include:Rancho de las Pulgas.The Arguello Family.Saloons and Bordellos.City Government..Becoming the county seat.Hides and Leather.Oysters and Salt from the bay.The Port of Redwood City.An Airport in Redwood City!The railroad.The police and Fire Departments.The fire department.Redwood Citys Parks and Schools.Redwood Shores.Marine World.Hispanics and Japanese in the city.Rodeos.High technology and entrepreneurs.