Celebrate Fremont's 50th Anniversary Blog: Grizzly Bears...where?

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Grizzly Bears...where?

Wow! Has the landscape of Fremont changed since 3000 B.C!

Yup! That's right.
The earliest evidence of human occupation in the Bay Area was in 3000 B.C. The Ohlone culture is said to have been created in 400 A.D., but didn't meet Europen explorers until 1772. Washington Township was created during the Gold Rush in 1849. It grew to become a stable agricultural community of orchards and vegetable fields. The township provided food, supplies and gas to the rural community.

Wanna learn more? There is a full timeline chronicling Fremont's steps from 3000 B.C.

There's so much more to learn! For example, did you know that Warm Springs was once a health spa and resort? Or that in 1956, when the city incorporated, Fremont was the third largest city in the state --only smaller to L.A. and San Diego? We didn't know that there were once grizzly bears in Niles Canyon!

Paul Holmes also features a great condensed history of Fremont on the Museum of Local History's website.

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