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
Guide to Mormon Historical Sites in Washington Township, Alameda County, California by Lorin K. Hansen. (see Store to order a hardcopy).
Historical Markers of Washington Township (PDF) – Historical markers have been used to designate locations of historical significance for many years. Different groups have placed historical markers in Washington Township, reminding the public of the historic nature of different locations. This paper documents all of the historical markers in Washington Township as of the date of publication.
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.