Scot Scoop News

Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

Crowds+gathered+in+Redwood+City%27s+square+for+the+final+celebration+of+its+150th+anniversary.
Crowds gathered in Redwood City's square for the final celebration of its 150th anniversary.

Crowds gathered in Redwood City's square for the final celebration of its 150th anniversary.

Gabby Tirsell

Gabby Tirsell

Crowds gathered in Redwood City's square for the final celebration of its 150th anniversary.

Gabby Tirsell, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Redwood City ends its yearlong festivities with a look into the past.

The final observance of the city’s 150 anniversary occurred Dec. 3 where the community was invited to learn about the history of the land they live on. City officials set up a timeline of original photographs dating back to the city’s founding. They served warm beverages and snacks and gave away special edition magazines detailing the city’s history.

Former Mayor John Seybert said, “The purpose of this event was to celebrate the past; it helps frame our future.”  

Established in 1867, Redwood City was created after the Gold Rush and has been the land of many companies, according to the city’s website. Such companies include the original location of Marine World, a marine life-based theme park, and the technology giant Oracle.

“I don’t think as a people we’ve changed that much,” city worker  Jim Gordon said. “I think we’re still as diverse and welcoming as we’ve ever been.”

More than just the history was celebrated at the event. Amongst all the diversity of the Redwood City citizens, unity and a sense of community were also purposes of the event, according to Gordon.

Seybert said, “I would think of Redwood City as being a diverse community, but one that is very engaged and different.”

The celebration took place in the square in front of the San Mateo County History Museum in downtown Redwood City, or, as Gordon referred to it, “the living room of Redwood City.”

The city commonly hosts events there such as the annual salsa festival, blues festival, and Day of the Dead celebration. During the summer, there are movies on the square every Thursday, according to Seybert.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
(Visited 2 times today)

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Leave a Comment

We invite comments and responses to our content. Comments will be published that are deemed appropriate and relevant.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

    News

    Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival means business

  • Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

    News

    ScotSkim: voting

  • Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

    News

    Utility box art brings color to Belmont

  • Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

    News

    California voters push for rent control

  • Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

    News

    Hundreds of costumed corgis hit the sand at San Francisco’s Corgi Con

  • Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

    News

    Belmont Water Dog Run makes a ‘pawsitive’ impact on local education foundations

  • Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

    News

    Evan Ajuria becomes the youngest to sell at the Art and Wine Festival

  • Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

    News

    San Francisco Transbay Transit Center undergoes temporary closing

  • Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

    News

    Gas leaks threaten Belmont residents

  • Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary

    News

    Fremont community celebrates Mediterranean history

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
Redwood City holds its final celebration for its 150th anniversary