Alameda

byGreta Dutcher, Stephen Rowland

Paperback | September 21, 2005

Alameda by Greta Dutcher
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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's bay-windowed commercial buildings looked out on a prosperous city of streetcars and comfortable homes. Between the two world wars, Alameda's Neptune Beach resort and amusement park became the "Coney 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 "Whoopie." Alameda's strategic location made its "airdrome" 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.
Title:AlamedaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 0.31 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 0.31 inPublished:September 21, 2005Publisher:Arcadia Publishing Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0738530395

ISBN - 13:9780738530390

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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