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The area was first inhabited by Ohlone Indians. A Spanish exploring party (1776) named a creek at the site after St. Matthew, and in 1793 a Spanish mission hospice was established along the creek. After Mexican independence the area was divided between two land grants, Rancho San Mateo and Rancho de Las Pulgas, parts of each of which lie in the modern city. Eventually the ranchos were sold, and in the 1850s an American village grew up there surrounded by farms. After the locality was connected by rail with San Francisco in 1863, men who had amassed fortunes during the Gold Rush bought up farms there to establish their country "estates," which were gradually subdivided to house a growing number of commuters to San Francisco. In the second half of the 20th century, the proportion of commuters in the population declined because of the growth of San Mateo’s own job base, largely in retail commerce and light industry.

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  • 1895 - San Mateo
    San Mateo, a post-village of San Mateo co., Cal., on the W. side of San Francisco Bay, and on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 21 miles S. of San...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    San Mateo, a banking city of San Mateo co., Cal., on the W. side of San Francisco Bay and on the Southern Pacific R., 21 miles S. of San Francisco....Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - Autoist Is Killed By A San Jose Train
    The train that leaves San Jose for San Francisco at 4:10 p. m. killed A. H. WHITNEY, a mile south of San Mateo about five o'clock last evening. The...Read MORE...


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    Tennis Courts of the Peninsula, San Mateo, Cal.
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    Senator Clark's Residence, San Mateo, Cal.
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  • 1928 - San Mateo
    San Mateo, the city of beautiful homes, was described first by Vancouver, who in his travels, as recounted early in this book, which took him from...Read MORE...


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    Casa Mateo Inn
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  • 1964 - October 12 - KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, CA (PBS) begins

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  • 1895 - San Mateo
    San Mateo, a post-village of San Mateo co., Cal., on the W. side of San Francisco Bay, and on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 21 miles S. of San... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    San Mateo, a banking city of San Mateo co., Cal., on the W. side of San Francisco Bay and on the Southern Pacific R., 21 miles S. of San Francisco.... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - Autoist Is Killed By A San Jose Train
    The train that leaves San Jose for San Francisco at 4:10 p. m. killed A. H. WHITNEY, a mile south of San Mateo about five o'clock last evening. The... Read MORE...

  • 1928 - San Mateo
    San Mateo, the city of beautiful homes, was described first by Vancouver, who in his travels, as recounted early in this book, which took him from... Read MORE...

  • 1964 - October 12 - KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, CA (PBS) begins

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