Contents 1 Transportation 2 History 3 Major cities 4 See also 5 References


Transportation[edit] The North Bay is connected to San Francisco by the Golden Gate Bridge and to the East Bay by the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge, Carquinez Bridge and the Benicia–Martinez Bridge. Several ferry routes operate between the North Bay and San Francisco, from terminals located in Sausalito, Tiburon, Larkspur, Vallejo and Angel Island. The Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), a fourteen station commuter rail line from Larkspur to Cloverdale, was approved by voters in November, 2008. Passenger service began between the Sonoma County Airport station and San Rafael in August, 2017. A temporary bus links the train to the Ferry at Larkspur while tracks are being laid between San Rafael and the Ferry terminal.


History[edit] San Francisco in the foreground looking north over Marin. The area is said to have been populated by Pomo Native Americans before European intervention. The Russians first settled the area at Fort Ross as a fur-trading post, but the area was later settled by the Spanish-Mexican Alta California. The Bear Flag Revolt took place in the town of Sonoma, which is also the location of the last of the California Missions. General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the last secretary to the Governor of California before its annexation to the United States, kept his home in Sonoma; his ranch, now a National Historic Location, was located in nearby Petaluma. The North Bay remained isolated and rural well into the 20th Century. The opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930s transformed Marin County from a dairy farming region into an upscale suburban area. Until the 1990s, the region's growth was at a gradual pace, with significant restrictions on development being imposed in Marin and Napa Counties in the 1970s (future Senator Barbara Boxer was an important figure in the North Bay's open space preservation movement).


Major cities[edit] The largest city in the North Bay is Santa Rosa. Other major cities include: San Rafael Napa Novato Petaluma Rohnert Park Vallejo Fairfield


See also[edit] San Francisco Bay Area portal North Coast AVA North Coast (California) San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge


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