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Portal to Our Past

Blog: When the World Stood Still

Blog: When the World Stood Still

It was Friday, just like any other.
Blog: Redwood City was once home to the only radio station broadcasting to GIs overseas

Blog: Redwood City was once home to the only radio station broadcasting to GIs overseas

During WWll, KGEI served as the 'Voice of America' for soldiers stationed in the Pacific
Blog: Redwood City's Next Door Neighbor

Blog: Redwood City's Next Door Neighbor

A brief history of San Carlos through the people who built it
Blog: Redwood City's Great White Mountain

Blog: Redwood City's Great White Mountain

In the late 1800s and the first part of the 20th century leather tanneries were part of everyday commerce.
Blog: How did Stafford Park get its name?

Blog: How did Stafford Park get its name?

James Stafford came to Redwood City in 1866.
Blog: Bohemians of the Peninsula

Blog: Bohemians of the Peninsula

The Brittan namesake is one of the most well-known in San Carlos.
Blog: The Birth of AMPEX

Blog: The Birth of AMPEX

Have you ever wondered how the classic first photo of the earth from the moon was taken?
Blog: For Whom the El Camino Real Bell Signs Toll

Blog: For Whom the El Camino Real Bell Signs Toll

Have you ever wondered how the bells came to dot California's north/south artery?
Blog: Did You Know Money Was Printed in Redwood City?

Blog: Did You Know Money Was Printed in Redwood City?

One of the cornerstone structures of Redwood City’s historic district is located at the corner of Broadway and Main.
Blog: Mel's Bowl Opened and Closed Under Different Names

Blog: Mel's Bowl Opened and Closed Under Different Names

A plaque acknowledging Mel's and the famous sign is located on the front of the building at 2580 El Camino Real.