Airfields of Washington Township (PDF) — From their start in 1911 to their final days in 2006, Washington Township had a number of airfields. Tim Swenson researched and wrote this article about the airfields located within Washington Township, Alameda County, California.
Crash of Flight 615 (PDF) — The crash of United Airlines flight 615 in 1951 remains one of California’s worst air disasters. Researched and written by Tim Swenson.
Know History Brochure (PDF) — A printable (8.5in. by 17in.) brochure for our local history buffs. This document includes locations and contact information for historical groups throughout Washington Township–Fremont, Union City and Newark.
Researching & Writing Local History (PDF) — Most people research local history because they want to know more. They want to know more about who, what, and when. Once they know this, it is a short step to writing about it and documenting what was discovered. Writing it down can help organize the history that has been discovered. Written by Tim Swenson
1868 earthquake — Damage in the East Bay and Centerville
Hayward Earthquake — Great Quake of 1868 (PDF) — California experienced many quakes before the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. The 1868 quake was a major earthquake on the Hayward Fault that changed the history of Alameda County, California. This article was researched and written by Tim Swenson.