History of Foster City

History of Foster City

Did‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌that‌ ‌Foster‌ ‌City‌ ‌was‌ ‌man-made?‌ ‌Well,‌ ‌probably‌ ‌not‌ ‌so‌ ‌let‌ ‌me‌ ‌explain.‌ ‌Let’s‌ ‌begin‌ 
with‌ ‌the‌ ‌person‌ ‌who‌ ‌started‌ ‌it‌ ‌all.‌ ‌A‌ ‌man‌ ‌named‌ ‌Jack‌ ‌Foster,‌ ‌hence‌ ‌the‌ ‌name‌ ‌Foster‌ ‌city,‌ ‌had‌ ‌a‌ 
dream‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌what‌ ‌was‌ ‌before‌ ‌a‌ ‌swampy‌ ‌like‌ ‌marshy‌ ‌salt‌ ‌land,‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌beautiful‌ ‌Foster‌ ‌city‌ 
we‌ ‌know‌ ‌today.‌ ‌By‌ ‌1971‌ ‌the‌ ‌idea‌ ‌was‌ ‌sent‌ ‌into‌ ‌stone.‌ 
 

 

This‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌photo‌ ‌of‌ ‌Foster‌ ‌City‌ ‌being‌ ‌built.‌ 
 
 
 
Now‌ ‌let’s‌ ‌talk‌ ‌about‌ ‌Jack‌ ‌Foster,‌ ‌the‌ ‌person‌ ‌who‌ ‌I‌ ‌mentioned‌ ‌earlier‌ ‌was‌ ‌the‌ ‌person‌ ‌who‌ 
thought‌ ‌of‌ ‌this‌ ‌monumental‌ ‌idea‌ ‌to‌ ‌create‌ ‌Foster‌ ‌City.‌ ‌Born‌ ‌in‌ ‌1928‌ ‌in‌ ‌Norman,‌ ‌Oklahoma,‌ ‌Jack‌ 
was‌ ‌the‌ ‌eldest‌ ‌of‌ ‌his‌ ‌two‌ ‌other‌ ‌siblings,‌ ‌Bob‌ ‌and‌ ‌Richerd.‌ ‌All‌ ‌three‌ ‌brothers‌ ‌went‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ 
public‌ ‌school,‌ ‌high‌ ‌school,‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌University‌ ‌of‌ ‌Oklahoma,‌ ‌which‌ ‌is‌ ‌located‌ ‌in‌ ‌Norman.‌ 
 
After‌ ‌graduating‌ ‌college‌ ‌Jack‌ ‌entered‌ ‌the‌ ‌air‌ ‌force‌ ‌for‌ ‌2‌ ‌years.‌ ‌He‌ ‌then‌ ‌moved‌ ‌to‌ ‌Hawaii‌ 
where‌ ‌he‌ ‌started‌ ‌his‌ ‌company‌ ‌with‌ ‌his‌ ‌father‌ ‌and‌ ‌2‌ ‌brothers.‌ ‌They‌ ‌constructed‌ ‌over‌ ‌1500‌ ‌lots‌ 
and‌ ‌houses.‌ ‌Later‌ ‌he‌ ‌joined‌ ‌his‌ ‌brothers‌ ‌and‌ ‌father‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌construction‌ ‌of‌ ‌Foster‌ ‌City.‌ 
 
 
At‌ ‌first,‌ ‌Foster‌ ‌City‌ ‌was‌ ‌mostly‌ ‌marshlands,‌ ‌it‌ ‌then‌ ‌became‌ ‌an‌ ‌engineered‌ ‌landfill,‌ ‌and‌ 
finally,‌ ‌it‌ ‌became‌ ‌the‌ ‌Foster‌ ‌City‌ ‌we‌ ‌now‌ ‌live‌ ‌in.‌ ‌Foster‌ ‌City‌ ‌as‌ ‌of‌ ‌2019‌ ‌was‌ ‌populated‌ ‌with‌ 
33,997‌ ‌people‌ ‌which‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌very‌ ‌big‌ ‌number‌ ‌considering‌ ‌Foster‌ ‌City’s‌ ‌size.‌ ‌So‌ ‌now‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌just‌ 
a‌ ‌little‌ ‌more‌ ‌about‌ ‌Foster‌ ‌City.‌