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
Library of Congress &nbsp&nbsp Well-wishers look on as Pilot Ed Musick and his crew board China Clipper in Alameda on Nov. 22, 1935, for their historic flight to Manila. Note that the numbers on the wing end with 16. This gave the plane its nickname “Sweet 16.”

Pan Am Flew Alameda into the History Books

Aug 13,2020

In its Nov. 21, 1935, edition, the Oakland Tribune informed its readers that “The largest mail load ever carried by an airplane was placed aboard one of Glenn L. Martin Company’s flying ships China Clipper.

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Hotel Replaced Palace

Jul 16,2020

John Barton owned the Union Pacific Salt Company that produced 20,000 tons of salt a year. He had this 15,000-square-foot home built on Broadway in 1879 and lived here with his wife Isabella and children William and Grace until his death in 1900.

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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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