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Vallejo is a family-friendly, multicultural community of friends and neighbours. We are a warm, vibrant and dynamic City, with a diversity of culture, attractions, events and experiences to suit all ages and interests. Residents know that our city is a great place to live, work and play.
Vallejo grew into an important shipping and naval center. Legend has it that Mare Island got its name after Gen. Vallejo drove a herd of horses across the Carquinez Strait.
Vallejo served as home to several Native American tribes including the Coastal Miwoks, the Suisunes and other Patwin tribes. There are three confirmed Native American sites located on Sulphur Springs Mountain above Blue Rock Springs Park.
Established in 1854, Mare Island Naval Shipyard was the West Coast's first shipyard. Closed in 1996, Mare Island now stands poised to become an industrial, commercial and residential centerpiece for the city into the next millennium.
Waterfront and Mare Island redevelopment has become a community effort, with input from residents helping shape the future of what could become the most important economic generator of the city.
The city's Ferry Terminal and ferry service have served as a model for the rest of the Bay Area, helping make Vallejo a transportation and commuter hub for the North Bay. Six Flags Marine World, restaurants and the Downtown Farmer's Market help make Vallejo the vibrant community it is today.