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August 05

The Castro: The Rise of a Gay Community

via KQED. The History of the Castro¬† Eureka Valley Eureka Valley, named for one of the Twin Peaks (the other was called Noe), began as sparsely populated ranchos that belonged to Mexican land barons like Jose Castro and Jose de Jesus Noe. In the 1880s when Irish, German and Scandinavian families homesteaded on the slopes […]