The City of Roses, as well as other Oregon and Pacific Northwest cities, were founded by the Vampyric races–vampyre, werewolves, and (later) witches.
Evidence of the vampyre (and Mer) can be found around the city.
Of course human history of the City’s founding does not recognize the contributions or existence of non-humans.
Certain Vampire Role-Playing Games were developed pre-internet. One, in particular, relied on stolen vampire lore–at a time when the creator developed a complex mythology and the game in under a year and without the use of the internet. A key year, as with my story, was 1991. Similar lore from our races would be stolen to create other popular video and role-playing games.