Hayward California sets in the East Bay in Alameda County. Hayward is a suburb of Oakland. Mt. Eden and Schafer Park were integrated into Hayward making it the sixth biggest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to European inhabitants, the area supported the Ohlone Tribe of Native Americans. There are about 500 members of this tribe today. Originally, Hayward was named Haywards, and then it became Hayward Station. Historically there are two namesakes for the town. First is Alvinza Hayward who was a local millionaire the other was William Hayward the proprietor of a local hotel in 1852. Most historians believe it is named after William. The name was changed to Haywood in 1860 with the opening of the first post office because a post office cannot be named after a living person. It was eventually officially changed back to Hayward. During the 19th century, a Mexican land grant was given to Guillermo Castro known as the Rancho San Lorenzo and Hayward was part of that land grant. Castro lost his land in a card game and the ranch was divided up and sold to numerous locals including William Hayward. He built a grand hotel when finished had one hundred rooms. The property around the hotel was known as Haywards like the hotel. Throughout the 19th century, the city of Hayward flourished agriculturally growing crops such as tomatoes, peaches, and cherries, chickens and pigeons were raised. The South Pacific Coast Railroad was built between Oakland and San Jose but was ruined in the 1868 earthquake. It was rebuilt providing critical connection to the various markets. With the coming of World War II in the 1940's several factories were built to fabricate and assemble war materials in Hayward resulting in a growth explosion for the town. Many of these factory workers remained in Hayward when the war ended. In the late 1950's another growth boom occurred with the influx of Asian Americas from across the Bay area when a developer was willing to sell new homes to minorities who were being heavily discriminated against at that time in California.
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Events in Hayward
Steven Gary House Concert featuring Carl Grantham
at 24537 2nd St Find Tickets
You are invited to an intimate afternoon of Americana, country, folk and blues with Singer/Songwriter Steven Gary, featuring violinist Carl Grantham. Steven has performed all over the US, Caribbean, Central and South America. His songs have been performed and recorded
Walk in the Wild 2019
at Oakland Zoo Find Tickets
Oakland Zoo’s 27th Annual Walk in the Wild is one of the Bay Area’s premier fundraising events. Experience a unique evening strolling through the Zoo sampling cuisine from the Bay Area’s top chefs and restaurants, microbreweries and wineries. End the night with live mus
#WOW19 with SocialSurvey
at Roundhouse Conference Center @ Bishop Ranch Find Tickets
With the huge success of the 2018 #CreateWOWSummit, the SocialSurvey team is ready for its 3rd annual conference with its many users, partners, investors and of course, the full SocialSurvey team!