Hayward. <1> City (2020 pop. 162,954), Alameda co., W Calif.; settled 1851, inc. 1876. It is an important commercial and distribution center for farm products. Manufactures include wire, plastics, metal and paper products, textiles, machinery, and motor vehicles. Hayward grew with the development of the San Francisco Bay area in the 1970s and 80s. It is the seat of California State Univ. Hayward, and is the eastern terminus of the San Mateo–Hayward Bridge across S San Francisco Bay. <2> City (2020 pop. 2327), seat of Sawyer co., NW Wis.; est. c. 1860. Located on the Namekagon River, the city was named after a local man who opened the first sawmill there. The Hayward Indian Residential School (1901-34) was located there, where Native American children were forcibly taken to be indoctrinated in European values; it was eventually closed due to overcrowding and unsanitary conditions. A center of outdoor recreational activities, The National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame is located there.

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