Fun facts about Fremont, California

Fun facts about Fremont, California

okay let’s talk about Freemont if you’re not from there maybe you don’t know that much about it maybe you’re like wait where is it again Fremont East Bay or South Bay but you say I say East Bay why Freemont is here yes in the East Bay at the end of the BART line in South Alameda County nestled around Silicon Valley it’s actually a pretty cool place with some fascinating history which spoiler alert has to do with Hollywood but we’ll get to that in a minute the first thing to know about Fremont is it’s huge nearly 92 square miles almost twice the square footage of San Francisco and in terms of population the fourth largest city in the Bay Area it’s also relatively new it wasn’t officially formed until 1956 more than a hundred years after San Jose when five separate towns Centreville Niles Mission San Jose Warm Springs and Irvington merged into one that said life has been there for years seriously Fremont made headlines a few years back when a trove of Ice Age fossils on extinct animals dating back almost two million years was unearthed by a construction crew working in a city decades earlier in the 1940s a group of young boys also found similar fossils today Fremont is known for a few reasons one it’s extraordinarily diverse it has the country’s largest Afghan population and second it’s a hub for tech manufacturing it’s where Apple made its first Mac computers and more Tesla has its main factory which is currently the city’s largest employer but if some film buffs might tell you it’s also known for something else several silent movies were filmed in Fremont in the early 1900s including five Charlie Chaplin films remember the Tramp yep filmed in Fremont now Chaplin didn’t live in the area long history says he didn’t really like it but still he left his mark the city has a museum dedicated to the history of silent films and an annual Charlie Chaplin celebration a pretty cool claim to fame even now in modern times you

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