History

Stroll along the Estuary

Stroll along the Estuary

Aug 18,2021

On Saturday, Aug. 28, Dennis Evanosky will lead a history walking tour along the Oakland Estuary. Meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Fernside Boulevard and Versailles Avenue. We’ll walk across the Fruitvale Bridge, along Oakland’s Alameda Avenue to High Street and back to the start.

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City to Pay Shuumi Land Tax

Aug 11,2021

Sun Staff Reports

Alameda became the first city in the country to commit to paying Shummi, a voluntary tax that recognizes the legacy of colonization while supporting the return of land to Indigenous people.

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East End Tour Next Saturday

Aug 11,2021

Join Alameda Sun publisher and historian Dennis Evanosky to learn the history of our city’s East End. Dennis will talk about the Native American presence, Thompson’s Artesian Waterworks (and how it created today’s Christmas Tree Lane) and A. A.

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A clipper ship is a three-masted, full-rigged ship built for speed. Pan Am borrowed the name of this sea-going vessel when it christened its fleet of airplanes.

Aboard a Flying Machine

Jul 21,2021

Pan American World Airways fleet at Alameda Airport consisted of three M-130, “flying ships” that their builder, the Glenn L. Martin Company, called “Martin Ocean Transports.” In keeping with a Pan Am tradition, the planes had the word “Clipper” in their names.

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What’s in a name? Alameda

Jul 14,2021

Creek and rancho (pictured in the 1878 map on the left), township, town and city: all with the name “Alameda.” So how did our fair city fit into this puzzle? See the story on page 12, and find out even more this Saturday, July 17. Dennis Evanosky’s free 60-minute tour begins at 9 a.m.

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The gray areas in this map show the land before the Navy built the air station, whose outline is shown. Three airports are visible on this map: Alameda Airport now buried under runways; Benton Field, now covered by part of the mall and San Francisco Airdrome, on the site of today’s College of Alameda.

Alameda: The Airport City

Jul 08,2021

The Alameda Naval Air Station opened on November 1, 1940. The Navy arrived in a city with an aviation history that stretched back to 1909 and Sunset Aviation Field

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Alameda Museum; Oakland Wiki Caroline Maclean first married William Worthington Chipman, left; five years after William’s death, she married John W. Dwinelle, right.

City Founders Led Tragic Lives

Jun 24,2021

Part two of two

Alamedans today have little connection to the city’s founders. No standing monument to their achievement, no statue or plaque commemorates what the two founding families, the Aughinbaughs and the Chipmans, achieved when Alameda was still a wilderness.

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