Hayward was once known as Haywards, Hayward Station and Haywood.  It’s claim to fame was that in 1895, the Hunt Brothers Cannery opened, later known as Hunt-Wesson Foods by brothers William and Joseph Hunt, fruit packers originally from Sebastopol. 

The canneries closed in 1981 because there were no longer enough produce fields or fruit orchards near the cannery to make the plants economically feasible. Much of the production was moved to the Sacramento Valley.

Now, the cherry picking in Hayward is being done at its local thrift stores.  If you hover over “Hayward”, each of its thrift stores will appear to the right-hand side.  Or, simply click on a link below…

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