On San Francisco’s peninsula, lies Redwood City. The city began as a port for lumber and other goods. Today, it’s an economic hub as well as a shipping hub and it’s the county seat of San Mateo County.
Redwood City is full of old west history and modern achievements. It earned its name in 1850 from its logging operations. Wyatt Earp was known to frequent the Alhambra Bar, which still stands on the town’s historic main street.
Because of its portside location, Redwood City became a shipping location for lumber and other building materials, grains and livestock. Eventually, ships started being built out of Redwood City. Its last wooden ship, called “Perseverance,” was launched in 1883.
San Mateo’s county jail, which is located in Redwood City, has a colorful history. In 1976, it held the now infamous Patty Hearst, who was the daughter of the newspaper publisher, William Randolph Hearst and who was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army until she joined them in their criminal activities.
The famous Scott Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, was tried in Redwood City.
Today, Redwood City is a city of industry. It’s home to Oracle, Pacific Data Images, Shutterfly and Stanford Hospital.
Redwood City has a population of about $76,000 people and is ethnically diverse. It’s also an affluent city, with a median income of almost $50,000 per person.
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