10,000 years of human history in the San Pedro Creek Valley has it all - Native Americans, Spanish Explorers, Mexican Ranchers, European Farmers and World War II Baby Boomers.
HOLOCENE - 10,000 YEARS AGO
As the last ice age ended, the level of the oceans rose, eventually stopping at our current shoreline, establishing the current geography and habitat of the San Pedro Valley.
OHLONE 8,000 BC - 1850
Ohlone was the name given by the Spanish to to the the Native Americans living between San Francisco and the Monterrey Peninsula.
GASPAR DE PORTOLA - 1769
It is purported that in attempting to establish a military installation in Monterrey, Gaspar de Portola overshot his destination, anchored offshore of modern Pacifica, and came ashore near San Pedro Creek. Marching to Sweeny Ridge, his expedition was the first Europeans to set eyes on San Francisco Bay.
SPANISH AND MEXICAN
POST WAR BABY BOOM 1955