History

Things Haven’t Changed Much

May 14,2020

In this 1918 photo courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library, a San Francisco police officer confronts a man in public for not wearing a facemask. The Spanish flu pandemic 102 years ago, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic believed to be caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus.

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Tour Festive Homes this Saturday

Dec 12,2019

The Alameda Family Services League will present “49 years of Holiday Magic,” the 49th edition of the annual self-guided Holiday Home Tour this Saturday, Dec. 14. The tour will feature five historic Alameda homes mixing festive holiday décor and Island lore. 

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Courtesy Google Maps &nbsp&nbsp Work on the Western Pacific Railroad stopped at Dead Cow Curve in Niles Canyon on Oct. 2, 1866. The decision not to lay rails from this point to Sacramento played a role in making Alameda the transcontinental railroad’s first West Coast destination.

Transcontinental Railroad Arrived 150 Years Ago

Sep 05,2019

A curse, a failed land grab and murder played roles in an important end game

Tomorrow marks the 150th anniversary of an event that took place in the little town of Woodstock on Alameda’s West End that changed the history of our country. 

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Walk on Bay Farm’s History Set for June 1

May 30,2019

The “increasingly popular” Alameda Walks program will take a journey through the history of Bay Farm Island Saturday, June 1, with the help of Alameda Sun Publishers Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos.

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