History of Area
Learn more about the history of the Hayward area in theses essays.
History of the City of Hayward —
an overview of the city’s history from the time of the Ohlones to the present.
History of San Lorenzo —
a look at the story of this community from a “Squatterville” to the bustling suburb it is today.
Brief History of Castro Valley —
a glimpse at Castro Valley’s interesting history through photographs.
A Story of Growing Up in Castro Valley —
As told by Amy and Fred Jensen, this story looks at Castro Valley at the turn of the 20th century.
Historic places in Downtown Hayward! —
Learn more about various buildings and places important to the history of the area in this brochure. You can print it out and take a walking tour on your own too!