Novato California History
Welcome back to Curbed's ongoing series, "Hidden History," in which we will explore places with a secret past in the Bay Area as part of our ongoing investigation into the hidden history of the Bay Area, by Curbing contributor Alex Bevk.
The community of Novato, California, is located on the northwest coast of San Francisco Bay and is home to more than 2,000 residents, many of whom follow the tradition of spicing up the fun outdoors with a glitzy nightlife. N.VAH - toh is located in Marin County, north of San Jose and south of Marin City. It is a small town with a population of just over 1,500. According to the United States Census Bureau, it is the largest city in the Marin County area, with an average annual gross domestic product (GDP) of $1.4 billion. It is located at the intersection of Interstate 580 and Highway 101.
San Rafael has about 2,000 residents, according to the census, with a median household income of $60,500 a year.
Marin's 1975-76 rainy season was one of the driest on record, with just 14.79 inches in San Rafael. On October 1, San Francisco recorded the highest temperature of the year, 121 degrees, and Los Angeles 121 degrees.
The 140,800-acre Slater Fire has burned in Northern California and southern Oregon, Weber said. The Marin County strike team was also involved in the Santa Rosa fire in the San Joaquin Valley and the Marin-Sonoma County line. Several Northern California counties were on fire, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). Sends a warning about the 140-mile-long Slater Fire, which has burned several Northern California counties and about a dozen other fires.
The former Hamilton Air Force Base is also located in Novato, which was closed in 1974 and declared a historic district in 1998. The focus of the Hamilton Field History Museum is on observing the history of Hamilton Field and the airbase itself, which was founded in 1947 and abandoned in 1976.
The Mexican-American War, followed by California's surrender to the United States, provided for land grants in the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, but America's expansion would not end there. On the former coast of San Pablo Bay is Gadsden State Park, one of the oldest national parks in California. In 1977, both Marin County and the State of California stepped in to buy the land for the state park. The purchase of Gadensden led to a significant increase in the number of acres of land available for public use in Marin County, and an increase of over 1,000 acres in 1977.
The House of Daniels owns properties in Blackpoint and Novato, California, and is determined to stay in Marin County and serve its wonderful community. He became known for selling freshly baked bread prepared on his ranch with outdoor ovens and has since become known as one of the most popular bakeries in the San Francisco Bay Area that distributes and prepares fresh, baked bread with an outdoor oven on the ranch.
If the trees allow it, you have a good view of the valley along the river Petaluma, including the river Santa Rosa and the swamp of the river San Joaquin, and there is the Olompali State Historical Park, where you are rewarded with a path you love. Stafford Lake in the west is the secondary water supply for Novato, while the Russian River in Sonoma County in the north provides most of our city water. This is underscored by the Great Marin County Fair, which is the first Northern California location to take place in the old Santa Cruz County courthouse on the east side of San Jose.
In June 1963, the federal government leased 300,000 acres in California, including Novato, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Marin County, Sonoma County and Santa Cruz County, for oil drilling. These included the San Joaquin Basin, a major water source for the Bay Area, as well as the Santa Clara River and the Russian River.
Part of the Russian river was sold to the Bohemian Club San Francisco and is now Bohemians Grove. A group of citizens founded an orphanage in San Rafael, which was later moved west to Red Hill and San Anselmo.
The first settled in Alameda County, where J.R. Sweetser received his education and lived until 1857, when his family from Marin County was resettled in Novato on a scholarship.
He then moved to Wisconsin, and in 1850 he returned to Germany and emigrated to California to return to the state and spend three years in Sonora. He arrived in San Francisco on September 25, 1849 and settled in Nicasio, where he remained and worked on cheese until 1870, when he began to run dairies in Novato and lived there until 1864. Next he went directly to Marin County, came directly from that county and arrived on November 4 of that year, where he settled. After the timber trade ceased, he entered the country in 1866 and arrived in San Diego, California, in July 1864, where he lived. In 1869 he emigrated again, this time to Santa Clara County and then to San Mateo County; in 1870 he came to Santa Cruz, California; then he promoted Obispo in Santa Rosa County, San Jose County and San Luis; and after the 1870s he settled again in Novatos County, Marin County, from where he was already drying, and in June 1871 he moved to Alameda County.