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Human Settlement

Today, the San Francisco Bay estuary is the center of a  metropolis, the home of seven million people. 

Indigenous Settlement

505 1977-11-01 [JP] Mariotti on Indigenous.pdf

Two hundred fifty years ago, the estuary was the center of an almost unimaginably different landscape, the home of about...

European Settlement

First Contact Spain Mexico Californio Gold Rush Americans Families of Pinole Civil War Period