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History of Novato, California, USA

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Novato, California, USA

Novato, Marin, CA

Novato, along with the rest of California, became part of the United States on February 2, 1848. Early pioneers included Joseph Sweetser and Francis De Long who bought 15,000 acres in the mid-1850s and planted orchards and vineyards.

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  • The first post office at Novato opened in 1856; it closed in 1860, and a new post office opened in 1891.

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  • The first school was built in Novato in 1859, at the corner of Grant Avenue and what is today Redwood Boulevard.

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  • A railroad was built in 1879, connecting Novato to Sonoma County and San Rafael.

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  • 1880 - Novato
    GEOGRAPHY. - Novato township is bounded on the north by Sonoma county, on the east by San Pablo bay, on the south by San Rafael township. and on the w...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Novato
    Novato, no-vā'to, a hamlet of Marin co., Cal., in Novato township, about 28 miles N. of San Francisco. Novato Point, in this co, is on the Bay of San ...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Novato, a post-village of Marin co., Cal., 28 miles N. of San Francisco, on the California Northwestern R. Pop. about 300.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

  • Novato, California, USA
    Hamilton Air Force Base

    "Hamilton AFB, at San Pablo Bay in Novato, California was closed in 1976. The airfield was transferred to the Army as Hamilton Army Airfield, and the housing was transferred to the Navy. Both facilities were closed in the... Read MORE...

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  • Novato, California, USA
    Tomahawk Lodge
    A New Garden Hotel

    GRAND OPENING FRI.; SAT., SUN., JULY 20-22, TOMAHAWK LODGE!!! Relax and Enjoy Your Favorite Beverage in Air Conditioned Comfort
    1 NOW OPEN DAILY FROM 11 A.M.-34 A.M.
    And In The Tomahawk Dining Room You Will... Read MORE...

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  • Novato, California, USA
    Nave Lanes
    Finest in Bowling

    Nero's Dining and Cocktails

    Wrecker's ball soon to replace bowling balls at Marin landmark
    Michael Dougan, OF THE EXAMINER STAFF Published 4:00 am, Sunday, August 29, 1999

    "NOVATO - For 39 years, the quiet... Read MORE...

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Hamilton Air Force Base

"Hamilton AFB, at San Pablo Bay in Novato, California was closed in 1976. The airfield was transferred to the Army as Hamilton Army Airfield, and the housing was transferred to the Navy. Both facilities were closed in the... Read MORE...

Postcard

Novato, California, USA
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Tomahawk Lodge
A New Garden Hotel

GRAND OPENING FRI.; SAT., SUN., JULY 20-22, TOMAHAWK LODGE!!! Relax and Enjoy Your Favorite Beverage in Air Conditioned Comfort
1 NOW OPEN DAILY FROM 11 A.M.-34 A.M.
And In The Tomahawk Dining Room You Will... Read MORE...

Matchbook

Novato, California, USA
Pinterest
Nave Lanes
Finest in Bowling

Nero's Dining and Cocktails

Wrecker's ball soon to replace bowling balls at Marin landmark
Michael Dougan, OF THE EXAMINER STAFF Published 4:00 am, Sunday, August 29, 1999

"NOVATO - For 39 years, the quiet... Read MORE...

Matchbook
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  • The first post office at Novato opened in 1856; it closed in 1860, and a new post office opened in 1891.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • The first school was built in Novato in 1859, at the corner of Grant Avenue and what is today Redwood Boulevard.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • A railroad was built in 1879, connecting Novato to Sonoma County and San Rafael.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1880 - Novato
    GEOGRAPHY. - Novato township is bounded on the north by Sonoma county, on the east by San Pablo bay, on the south by San Rafael township. and on the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Novato
    Novato, no-vā'to, a hamlet of Marin co., Cal., in Novato township, about 28 miles N. of San Francisco. Novato Point, in this co, is on the Bay of San ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Novato, a post-village of Marin co., Cal., 28 miles N. of San Francisco, on the California Northwestern R. Pop. about 300.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

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