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Early Hayward (Images of America: California)

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The vibrant East Bay city of Hayward was named for William Hayward, a 49er and American squatter who endeared himself to Mexican landowner Guillermo Castro by making him a good pair of boots. With Castro's permission, William stayed to open Hayward's Hotel on what is now Main and A Streets. That fortuitous location, near the convergence of the eight tributaries forming San ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Sarah Sammis
May 29, 2011 Sarah Sammis rated it really liked it
Recently read two books about the local history of the area where I'm now living. The first of those two books is Early Hayward by Robert Phelps.

I grew up in a suburb of San Diego that could trace its history back only about two decades before I was born. It's history is within living memory of my grandfather and father. This lack of history is part and parcel of being the child of baby-boomers in a western state.

As it turns out I'm now living in a home that's only as old as I am but its adjacen
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