By Grant Ute,Bruce Singer

ISBN-10: 0738547069

ISBN-13: 9780738547060

ISBN-10: 1531628680

ISBN-13: 9781531628680

around the nice bay from San Francisco, the town of Alameda advanced into an island homeland of good Victorian and Craftsman structure and a port containing a naval air station, shipbuilding middle, and the wintry weather domestic of the long-gone Alaska Packers fleet of "tall ships." yet Alameda additionally used to be a hectic railroad city. In 1864, a passenger railroad with a ferry connection created a trip to San Francisco. In 1869, the town grew to become the 1st Bay zone terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Alameda grew to become an island simply because a railroad allowed development crews to dig a tidal canal, setting apart it from Oakland in 1902. Later generations rode steam, then electrical, trains to a grand ferry pier the place ornate watercraft guided them the 20 mins to San Francisco. An car tube, and later the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, hastened the loss of life of ferry, then rail, operations sooner than international warfare II.

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