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!

Discovery Kit
Discovery Kit
Discovery Kit