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Historical Map of San Mateo, CA - 1905

San Mateo Park, 1905.

San Mateo was established as a stagecoach stop southeast of San Francisco in the mid-1800's. Wealthy San Franciscans began building elaborate get-a-ways at San Mateo during that era.

In 1861 San Mateo became connected by railroad with San Francisco and San José. A dam along the San Mateo River erected in 1888 insured safe and healthy water for residents of the region.

In 1894 San Mateo was incorporated as a town. The town’s population swelled in the year following this map’s publishing as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 destroyed much of that city. San Mateo became a haven for survivors of the disaster as most of the displaced needed to be close to friends, families, and businesses during the city’s lengthy reconstruction period.

This bird’s-eye-view of San Mateo was drawn by William H. Bull and published by Baldwin & Howell in 1905. It shows roads and waterways with San Francisco and the Bay in the distance.

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