Berkeley (Postcard History) (Paperback)

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The Huchiun Ohlone people were the first inhabitants of the land that is today Berkeley. Early in the 1800s, the 47,000-acre ranches of the Peralta family stretched into the hills from San Leandro Creek to El Cerrito Creek. Only a scant 50 years later, newly arrived American settlers established the community of Ocean View on the bay, and in 1860, land nestled into the foothills was dedicated for the establishment of the future University of California. With a university to the east and Ocean View to the west, the threat of annexation by the larger town of Oakland finally brought the two communities together into one, and "Athens of the West," as Berkeley was known, became a municipality in 1878.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780738569420
ISBN-10: 0738569429
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: May 6th, 2009
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Postcard History
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