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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:Kobo ebookPublished:September 21, 2005Publisher:Arcadia Publishing Inc.Language:English

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