Foster City

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Many of California's cities evolved haphazardly, the natural but disorderly result of an early settlement expanding over time. Foster City, on the other hand, is an example of a community that was carefully envisioned and built according to a master plan. The city was conceived in the 1950s when real estate developer T. Jack Foster and his sons began the arduous task of preparing tidal mudflats on the San Francisco Bay's shore to support a series of roads, housing developments, industrial parks, and a picturesque but functional system of lagoons. Through the years, Foster City has risen from these humble beginnings to become a major Bay Area city, one that is home to 30,000 diverse residents and several important corporations.
ISBN: 9780738529080
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Through this unique collection of images from both public and private sources, the Foster City Historical Society details the intriguing history of this place it calls home. Readers will learn about the large-scale engineering project that dredged millions of tons of earth for the lagoons and filled in the land, as well as the story of Foster City's schools, churches, community leaders, and industry. T. Jack Foster Jr. contributes the foreword, which discusses what his father's vision has meant over time.
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