History of Alameda

A collection of articles on Alameda History by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos

 

Alameda Chamber of Commerce postcard of Neptune Beach
Alameda Museum &nbsp&nbsp Captain R. R. Thompson in the top hat visited the men who bore the first wells for the Artesian Water Works on today’s Thompson Avenue.

Alameda: the Story of its Water

Jul 09,2020

Editor’s note: Under normal circumstances, Alameda Sun publishers Eric J. Kos and Dennis Evanosky would be leading history tours for the city’s “Alameda Walks” program this time of the year. Instead, Eric and Dennis are presenting six weeks of history stories.

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Dennis Evanosky &nbsp&nbsp This display at the Coyote Point museum gives us an idea as to how the Ohlone lived along the San Francisco Bay shoreline. They fashioned their boats and homes from the branches of willow trees and tule reeds.

Remembering the Ohlone: Alameda’s first inhabitants

Jul 02,2020

Today’s Island City began life as a peninsula where Native Americans, members of the Ohlone tribe, first lived more than 3,000 years ago. These first settlers took advantage of the climate and the readily available staples — acorns, game, fresh water and oysters.

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'Big Reds’ Take Over

Jun 25,2020

The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 destroyed the bridge that the South Pacific Coast Railroad used to cross San Leandro Bay east to Encinal Avenue. It also made the tracks that ran along today’s Main Street on the West End unusable. 

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