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Alameda Greta Dutcher, Stephen Rowland 0738530395 9780738530390 Alameda was once a peninsula of grassy fields and sandy beaches, separated from Oakland by a snaking estuary. A tidal canal made Alameda an island in 1902 and its waterfront became a maj
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Alameda by Greta Dutcher, Stephen Rowland

Alameda was once a peninsula of grassy fields and sandy beaches, separated from Oakland by a snaking estuary. A tidal canal made Alameda an island in 1902 and its waterfront became a major shipping port. Park Street? bay-windowed commercial buildings looked out on a prosperous city of streetcars and comfortable homes. Between the two world wars, Alameda? Neptune Beach resort and amusement park became the ?oney Island of the West,?eventually boasting a Moorish entrance tower on Webster Street, a stadium, two swimming pools, a high dive, and a roller coaster called the ?hoopie.?Alameda? strategic location made its ?irdrome?the busiest in the world in the 1930s and eventually attracted a U.S. Coast Guard base, known as Government Island, and the Alameda Naval Air Station.

Author: Greta Dutcher, Stephen Rowland

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Publication Date: 2005-09-21

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Greta Dutcher, Stephen Rowland  Paperback