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By Greta Dutcher,Stephen Rowland

via its many incarnations, Alameda hasn't ever misplaced its attraction and skill to attract humans from all walks of existence. initially a peninsula inhabited via local american citizens, it was once bought by way of Don Luis Peralta in 1818 and constructed right into a bed room neighborhood of San Francisco. Alameda grew to become an island in 1902, and a short while later, it was once a brand new domestic to many refugees from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fireplace. The Neptune seashore entertainment park attracted travelers who loved the washing, shorelines, and rides, making Alameda “the Coney Island of the West.” sleek transportation carried humans and load out and in on ferries, trains, ships, and planes, which landed on the busy Airdrome. The production of the Naval Air Station in 1938 and international battle II made Alameda an army city. The Nineties introduced Alameda again to its first objective, as a small city among significant towns, its streets coated with sleek Victorians and with a various and energetic population.

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