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Friday, May 10, 2019

Historic Downtown Walking Tour May 18

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

During the annual National Historic Preservation Month, Redwood City’s community can all play a part in celebrating our local history by participating in the Downtown History Walk on May 18 at 10:30am. Join us for a walk back in time! An annual Redwood City tradition is the historic downtown walking tour of Redwood City, sponsored by the Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC). Walking tour participants will see where Wyatt Earp occasionally came for a drink, where a Wells Fargo Express Office operated in 1875, Redwood City’s first new car showroom salon and auto repair garage, the finest theater on the peninsula in 1896, the former homes of prominent pioneer citizens and much more. The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. on May 18, in front of the 1863 Lathrop House at 627 Hamilton Street. The tour will last approximately one hour and thirty minutes. Check back next week to learn more about the Union Cemetery. To learn more about the National Historic Preservation Month campaign and ways you can celebrate Redwood City's history all month long, go here:

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