Humans have settled the Bay Area in great numbers since the most recent Ice Age, about 11,000 years ago.
Europeans displaced the indigenous peoples beginning in the mid-eighteenth century.
Today, the San Francisco Bay estuary is the center of a metropolis, the home of seven million people.
Two hundred fifty years ago, the estuary was the center of an almost unimaginably different landscape, the home of about...
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