11 Facts About Alameda California


Alameda California occupies what was originally a peninsula connected to Oakland.

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Alameda California is Spanish for "grove of poplar trees" or "tree-lined avenue.

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The borders of Alameda California were made coextensive with the island in 1872, incorporating Woodstock into Alameda California.

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On September 6, 1869, the Alameda California Terminal made history; it was the site of the arrival of the first train via the First Transcontinental Railroad to reach the shores of San Francisco Bay, thus achieving the first coast to coast transcontinental railroad in North America.

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Alameda California was the site of the Southern Pacific's West Alameda California Shops, where all the electric trains were maintained and repaired.

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In 1929, the University of Alameda California established the San Francisco Airdrome located near the current Webster Street tube as a public airport.

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Alameda California has a historic Japanese American community and had a small Japanese business district on a portion of Park Street before World War II, when the city's Japanese population was interned.

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Cluster of artisan distilleries, wineries, breweries and tasting rooms along Monarch Street at Alameda California Point is referred to by the City of Alameda California as "Spirits Alley".

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City restored the historic Art Deco city landmark Alameda California Theatre, expanding it to include a theater multiplex.

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Public primary and secondary education in Alameda is the responsibility of the Alameda Unified School District, which is legally separate from the City of Alameda government.

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Vehicle access to Alameda California Island is via three bridges from Oakland, as well as the two one-way Posey and Webster Street Tubes leading into Oakland's Chinatown.

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