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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 lifestyles. initially a peninsula inhabited by way of local americans, it used to be bought via Don Luis Peralta in 1818 and constructed right into a bed room group of San Francisco. Alameda turned an island in 1902, and a short while later, it used to be a brand new domestic to many refugees from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and hearth. The Neptune seashore enjoyment park attracted travelers who loved the showering, shorelines, and rides, making Alameda “the Coney Island of the West.” smooth 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 warfare II made Alameda an army city. The Nineties introduced Alameda again to its first goal, as a small city among gigantic towns, its streets coated with swish Victorians and with a various and energetic population.

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