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In the following brief historical sketch are shown only the main phases of San Mateo County’s growth, as it would be impossible to portray in detail all the events of historical importance which have occurred in the county during the last one hundred and forty years; since the white man first set foot upon peninsular soil.
First were the Indians already in loose and scattered possession of the soil; then the Spanish explorers, followed by the Jesuit and Franciscan fathers. Next came the great land grants or ranchos with titles from the Spanish crown itself. These in turn were divided into lesser estates consisting, nevertheless, of thousands of acres apportioned among various rich men with their stately country seats. The last stage of development of the county is now at hand, that in which the land is divided into its final segments consisting of smaller country estates and lots of the suburban home dweller.
- Biographies of Representative Men
- Spanish Colonial Activity
- English Navigators Visit Peninsula
- Indians of San Mateo County
- Growth of County
- Early Days of San Mateo and Redwood City
- Mexican Land Grants in San Mateo County
- Catholic Church in County
- Early Days in Colma Region
- Some Old Resorts of County
- Period of Large Landed Estates
- Suburban Development Period
- San Mateo County, Today and Tomorrow
- Bayside Cities of County
- County Real Estate Values
- Climate of County
- Floriculture in County
- County’s Physical Characteristics
- Highway System of County
- Coastside of County
- San Mateo County Development Association
- Schools of San Mateo County
- Transportation Facilities
- Hunting and Fishing
- Early San Mateo County Industries
History of San Mateo County, from the earliest times with a description of its resources and advantages: and the biographies of its representative men. Compiled and written by Philip W. Alexander and Charles Hamm, 1916.
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