Foster City Congressional Hearing on Government Operations, September 12-13 1975

Foster City Congressional Hearing on Government Operations, September 12-13 1975

A professor from Ohio State has asked for help to find anyone who was around for the 1975 Congressional Hearing. This was a hearing on how the US Corps of Engineers and US Fish and Wildlife operated with the newly formed City of Foster City back in the early 1970’s. If anyone has information or ideas on who might still be around from these events please reach out to the historical society and also reach out to Christopher M. Rea…

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Cultural Resources Study of the Bowditch School

Cultural Resources Study of the Bowditch School

April 21, 2022FOSTER CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETYP.O. BOX 4592FOSTER CITY, CALIFORNIA 94404VIA EMAIL: [email protected]: BOWDITCH MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECT, FOSTER CITY, SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA To Whom It May Concern: Michael Baker International is conducting a cultural resources study in support of the Bowditch Middle School Project (project) in Foster City, California. The project site is located on the existing Bowditch Middle School campus at 1450 Tarpon Street and is bounded by Beach Park Blvd to the east, Tarpon Street to the…

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President Gerald Ford Letter (1974)

President Gerald Ford Letter (1974)

We have discovered and a letter sent to Jan and Sam Felser who were the prior owners of the Foster City Islander. This letter is signed from President Gerald Ford in 1974. The letter is regarding his pardon of President Richard Nixon. We will be putting this into the Foster City Historical Society’s viewing case at the Community Center ASAP to make sure to keep it safe.

Lincoln Centre

Lincoln Centre

1982 advertisement for Lincoln Centre. Note the spelling! Often miss-spelled when discussed in town it was/is called Lincoln “Centre” which is a more formal way to spell the word. Lincoln Center is obviously a well known location in New York City. Lincoln Property Company is a large developer and has been doing buisness in Foster City for decades.

Foster City… Its Beginning

Foster City… Its Beginning

Foster City… Its Beginning “Those who were sure Foster City would fail have been disappointed. Foster City lives, grows and is strengthening into a community in which its residents have both faith and pride.”

Greetings from the Island!

Greetings from the Island!

From our archives we present this postcard that went out to Foster City residents to promote San Mateo’s Fashion Island Mall. What makes this photo unique are some of the smaller details seen in the aerial photo. Metro Tower was completed in 1986 so this photo had to be the early to mid 1980’s.

Man-made City Planned for 35,000

Man-made City Planned for 35,000

Republished from Engineers News, April 1964, Vol. 23 – No. 4 This month the first one hundred homes of Foster City will be completed, and families will be living in an area that just a few years ago was salt ponds and pasture land. Foster City is the result of the imagination and courage of T. Jack Foster, with the assistance of his sons, T. Jack Jr., Bob, and Dick, and the skill and labors of the Operating Engineers. It…

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