“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hayward, California

Clickable Map of Alameda County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Alameda County, CA (578) Contra Costa County, CA (454) San Francisco County, CA (657) San Joaquin County, CA (96) San Mateo County, CA (182) Santa Clara County, CA (476) Stanislaus County, CA (78)  AlamedaCounty(578) Alameda County (578)  ContraCostaCounty(454) Contra Costa County (454)  (657) San Francisco City and County (657)  SanJoaquinCounty(96) San Joaquin County (96)  SanMateoCounty(182) San Mateo County (182)  SantaClaraCounty(476) Santa Clara County (476)  StanislausCounty(78) Stanislaus County (78)
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Hayward is in Alameda County
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      San Joaquin County (96)  
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1California (Alameda County), Hayward — A Chance EncounterUn Encuentro Casual
Near this site, an Ohlone man traveling along a well-worn path encountered a group of armed men riding large four-legged beasts. The man, having never seen such men or horses, was startled. To show that he would not resist or threaten them, he lay . . . Map (db m207584) HM
2California (Alameda County), Hayward — A Salty Experiment in Habitat ManagementEden Landing Ecological Reserve
The former Salt Evaporation Ponds in front of you have been divided into sections with different levels of saltiness. By studying water conditions, bird use, and prey abundance here, researchers will learn how to create the most opportunities for . . . Map (db m206505) HM
3California (Alameda County), Hayward — Agriculture PioneerInnovation and Prosperity
Between 1860 and the 1920s, the Meeks grew grains, green peas, corn, sugar beets, cucumbers, blackberries, and currants. Most of their land was in orchards of almonds, oranges, apricots, peaches, prunes, plums, and cherries. Meek’s land was . . . Map (db m210340) HM
4California (Alameda County), Hayward — Allen F. Strutz Veterans Memorial BuildingDedicated May 2000
Allen F. Strutz, World War II veteran of the United States Armed Services, dedicated fifty years of his life to caring for this Veterans Memorial Building in Hayward, to preserve the heritage of Alameda County veterans. His paramount leadership . . . Map (db m152676) HM WM
5California (Alameda County), Hayward — Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes in the City of Hayward
As part of the City of Hayward’s commitment to sustainability, we promote healthy, environmentally-sound landscape practices. Since 2009, the City required that large civic landscape projects be verified as Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes. This . . . Map (db m208210) HM
6California (Alameda County), Hayward — Cannery ParkDedicated 1993 — Hayward Area Recreation and Park District —
This park is dedicated to the Hunt Brothers Cannery and the people of Hayward whose industry and loyalty made the cannery a success. Established on this site in 1896 by Will and Joseph Hunt. By the mid 1940's, Hunt Brothers Cannery became the . . . Map (db m195817) HM
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7California (Alameda County), Hayward — Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
The Don Castro lagoon and adjacent lake were created in 1964 when the Alameda Flood Control and Water Conservation District dammed San Lorenzo Creek. Today the lagoon is supplied with water from EBMUD. A large shallow area is roped off for children. . . . Map (db m198391) HM
8California (Alameda County), Hayward — Friendship MonumentHayward City — Funabashi City
Marker One: Seven year Sister City anniversary November 7, 1993 This Monument Symbolizes the Everlasting Bond of Friendship Marker Two: City of Funabashi Ichifuna High School Funabashi International Relation Association . . . Map (db m207375) HM
9California (Alameda County), Hayward — Got Salt?Without it, No Civilization and No Ice Cream!
Salt is an important compound. Our lives depend on it and the economy of many cultures thrive on its trade. Salt harvesting has a long history in the Bay Area, beginning with the Ohlone Indians. Early salt production included gathering salt . . . Map (db m177228) HM
10California (Alameda County), Hayward — Hayward Public Library
Don Guillermo Castro, founder of the city, preserved the plaza for the enjoyment of the citizens, and in 1856 conveyed to them ownership of the land forever. This library, originally constructed on the plaza in 1951, and enlarged in 1958, was . . . Map (db m28774) HM
11California (Alameda County), Hayward — Hayward War Memorial
We honor and remember the fallen military heroes of the City of Hayward, California Ambrose O’Neill USA-Spanish/US • Anton Andrade USA-WWI • Ralph S. Armstrong USA-WWI • Joseph Calderia USA-WWI • Henry Dillon WWI • Lee R. Griffin USA-WWI • . . . Map (db m200407) HM
12California (Alameda County), Hayward — Heart of the EstateThe Meek Mansion
In 1869, William Meek’s success and expanding family motivated him to build a house worthy of his standing in the community. The resulting mansion is almost 7,000 square feet and has 19 rooms spread out over three floors. The house became the . . . Map (db m210988) HM
13California (Alameda County), Hayward — Hisako Uyama Partridge1931 - 2013
Owner of the first Japanese restaurant in Hayward California (Kokeshi) A caring and giving person, known for her generosity and kindness. She exemplifies the American dream. We will all miss her and never forget her.Map (db m207577) HM
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14California (Alameda County), Hayward — 1025 — Honcharenko’s Sanctuary
Along the ridge behind this panel lies a 52-acre parcel of historical significance. This farmstead known as “Ukraina” was the home of Ukrainian patriot, writer, and publisher Father Agapius Honcharenko. He and his wife Albina lived here . . . Map (db m26499) HM
15California (Alameda County), Hayward — I.D.E.S. Council Hayward #14Irmandade do Divino Espirito Santo — Brotherhood of the Divine Holy Spirit —
A Portuguese-American fraternal benefit society receiving members of all nationalities established in the State of California in 1889 to assist widows and orphans. This local chapter, Council #14, was organized on April 23, 1898, by its founder and . . . Map (db m94557) HM
16California (Alameda County), Hayward — Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition Campsite #98
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain led an expedition to this site – The mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area In the center of the marker is a circular motif, designed by Doris Birkland . . . Map (db m28815) HM
17California (Alameda County), Hayward — Legacy of Change
Try to imagine what Anza’s expedition saw when it first arrived in the East Bay. The creeks teemed with salmon and trout, grizzlies and elk roamed free, shore birds flocked by the millions, and it was home to dozens of communities of Ohlone/Bay . . . Map (db m208204) HM
18California (Alameda County), Hayward — Legend of Lone Tree CemeteryHayward, California
One warm summer morning some four score years ago a young Spaniard and his señora rode into Señor Castro's old hacienda, situated near the present Pinedale Court tract in Hayward; and as many travelers asked for food and lodging here, it was . . . Map (db m152981) HM
19California (Alameda County), Hayward — 141-09 — Lone Tree Cemetery
According to legend, in 1790, a young Spanish couple looking for food and lodging arrived at Don Guillermo Castro’s hacienda. After eating, the couple was directed to a lone tree, atop a nearby hill, so they could enjoy the view of the area. Later . . . Map (db m176285) HM
20California (Alameda County), Hayward — Lone Tree Cemetery Vietnam War Memorial
Lest we forget... Dedicated in honor of all veterans of the Vietnam War. In memory of those heros from Castro Valley, Hayward and San Lorenzo that gave their lives in that conflict. James D Burns · Leroy C Geyer · Kinney S . . . Map (db m152983) WM
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21California (Alameda County), Hayward — Meek EstateGardens of Grandeur
“…is a handsome mode of architecture, and symmetrically planted ground, sinuous walks and drives, the sturdy, primeval oaks, the rare and ever looming exotics, and the large attractive fountain surround the place with and air of elegance, wealth, . . . Map (db m210886) HM
22California (Alameda County), Hayward — NSGW Hall - Eden Parlor No. 113Former Site
This is the former site of Eden Parlor No. 113 N.S.G.W. Hall 1890 to 1936Map (db m94223) HM
23California (Alameda County), Hayward — Original Bull Gear
A part of the cable winding mechanism of the San Francisco Cable Cars from 1873 to 1965 Replaced by D. W. Nicholson CorporationMap (db m201553) HM
24California (Alameda County), Hayward — Rancho San Lorenzo
Original site of corrals of Don Guillermo Castro and part of 26,722 acre grant of Rancho San Lorenzo made by Governor Michaeltorena, 1842. Rancho adobe stood on present site of City Hall. Castro’s wife was Marie Luisa Peralta, daughter of grantee . . . Map (db m41629) HM
25California (Alameda County), Hayward — Riches from Seawater and Sun
THE PILINGS IN FRONT OF YOU once held structures of the Oliver Salt Company. After the gold rush, demand for salt soared for use in ore refining, livestock raising, paper pulping, and food preservation. Many former gold-seekers, . . . Map (db m174885) HM
26California (Alameda County), Hayward — Search for Water
”The plague of long-billed mosquitos…bite us and pursued us all the way to the place where we camped” - Padre Pedro Font Padre Font was not happy. Setting up camp that March 31, 1776, he had come over a thousand miles from his home in . . . Map (db m208140) HM
27California (Alameda County), Hayward — Snowy Plovers Find a Home
Marker Once: Once plentiful on California beaches, western snowy plovers now face extinction due to habitat loss from coastal development and beach recreation. Fortunately, dry salt ponds offer these sparrow-sized shorebirds an . . . Map (db m207071) HM
28California (Alameda County), Hayward — The Archimedes Screw PumpFrom "The Oliver Salt Trail" by J. Herbert, M. Koslosky, and A. De Ponte
In the late 1870’s, inventive Andrew Oliver studied the drawings of Archimedes (287-212 B.C.E) and built these wind driven screw pumps based on the ancient designs. The wooden blades rotate in the wind, which turns the screw shaft visible under . . . Map (db m207726) HM
29California (Alameda County), Hayward — The McConaghy Estate
Built in 1886 for Neal and Sarah McConaghy, this 12 room Victorian farmhouse represents the beauty and elegance of a bygone era. Members of the family resided here until 1972. In response to community interest, Hayward Area Recreation District . . . Map (db m94565) HM
30California (Alameda County), Hayward — The Meek Mansion
Built in 1869 by William Meek, a pioneer of commercial agriculture, the mansion is characteristic of the affluent agricultural society of the Victorian era in California. The estate is on the site of the former Rancho San Lorenzo. This area . . . Map (db m149204) HM
31California (Alameda County), Hayward — The Palmtag Building
This building replaces the two-story Palmtag Building, originally constructed by Leopold Palmtag in 1892. He settled in Hayward in 1860 and served as a town trustee. The building housed various businesses, including a radio station and a drug store. . . . Map (db m28907) HM
32California (Alameda County), Hayward — Ukrania"Revenge on the Wolves that Devour the Lambs"
This land, known as Ukraina, was once the home of Ukrainian expatriate Father Agapius Honcharenko and his wife Albina. The quotation above, which once greeted visitors here, expresses the essence of his social reform beliefs. . . . Map (db m182185) HM
33California (Alameda County), Hayward — 1025 — Ukrania
“Ukraina” is the site of the farm and burial place of the Ukrainian patriot and exiled orthodox priest Agapius Honcharenko (1832-1916) and his wife Albina. Honcharenko was the first nationally conscious Ukrainian to arrive in the United States. He . . . Map (db m146447) HM
34California (Alameda County), Hayward — Wetland to Salt Pond and Back Again
Dramatic reductions in tidal wetlands over the past 200 years, due to urban development, agriculture, and salt production, resulted in significant declines in marsh-dependent wildlife. In addition to providing critically important habitat for fish, . . . Map (db m207017) HM
35California (Alameda County), Hayward — Who Needs This Habitat The Most?
Marker One: Balancing the needs of people and wildlife has long challenged Californians. Gold Rush-era settlers believed the best value of Baylands came from converting them to salt ponds, housing, or other human uses. Today we recognize . . . Map (db m207078) HM
36California (Alameda County), Hayward — William G. "Bill" Wolters1904 - 1983
Marker One: Founder Fairview Fire Department 1938 Served as Fire Chief for 27 Years (1938 – 1965) Dedicated to the preservation of life and property He truly loved the Fairview community Dedicated - October 15, 1988 Board of . . . Map (db m207163) HM
37California (Alameda County), Hayward — Working FarmOutbuildings of the Estate
There were many outbuildings on the Meek Property. In the early 1890s, the family built the carriage house for carriages and horses. The interior of the carriage house has been restored to replicate how the original building might have looked when . . . Map (db m210345) HM
38California (Alameda County), Hayward — Working in the Salt Ponds
WHEN THE PONDS AROUND YOU were first built, producing salt by solar evaporation required intense labor and a lot of time. Workers had to move seawater from San Francisco Bay (only 2.5% salt content) through a series of evaporation ponds to . . . Map (db m174878) HM
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Dec. 8, 2022