A Brief History

Raziel Ungar

Raziel Ungar

April 22nd, 2020 -

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Local History

A Brief History of Burlingame

Burlingame shares a common history with neighbors San Mateo, Millbrae and Hillsborough, but only up to a point. Like the surrounding communities, Burlingame was once the site of native Costanoan villages and then part of a Mexican land grant (Rancho Buri Buri to the north and Rancho San Mateo to the south).

Local History

A Brief History of Hillsborough

Hillsborough is a town of rare affluence, number five on Bloomberg Businessweek ’s 2009 list of “Wealthiest Towns in America.” It’s a unique place, with no shops, no...
Local History

A Brief History of San Mateo

Early San Mateo was a place of large estates and boldface names familiar to anyone who’s driven the town’s streets. Parrott, Hayward, Borel—these were the wealthy pioneers who sowed the seeds that eventually grew into today’s modern city of 100,000 residents. San Mateo was borne from their needs and later from their subdivided land, all around a stagecoach stop established in 1849 by Nicolas de Peyster on former Ohlone tribal land.

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