Centerville, Fremont

Centerville, Fremont

by Philip Holmes, Jill M. Singleton
     
 

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The tale of Centerville, Fremont--part of the sprawling landscape of the southeast San Francisco Bay--begins with near forgotten histories such as the once sprawling grandeur of the Alviso rancho and the California 100, a battalion raised in Centerville for the Civil War. Centerville celebrates a sporting-mad past, centrally located on the "Way to San Jose" from

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The tale of Centerville, Fremont--part of the sprawling landscape of the southeast San Francisco Bay--begins with near forgotten histories such as the once sprawling grandeur of the Alviso rancho and the California 100, a battalion raised in Centerville for the Civil War. Centerville celebrates a sporting-mad past, centrally located on the "Way to San Jose" from Oakland on the long, straight stretch once famed for horse and then bicycle racing and later as a motor-touring destination on the early Route 17. By the 1890s, Centerville was home to Washington Union High School and the Centerville Athletic Club and began collecting trophies in football, rugby, baseball, and other sports. Fabled athletes of later eras include Wimbledon tennis queen Helen Wills Moody, football coach Bill Walsh, and hall of fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439625378
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
53 MB
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Meet the Author

Jill M. Singleton and Philip Holmes, authors of the popular Images of America volumes Niles, Fremont, and Irvington, Fremont, are historians at the Fremont Museum of Local History. Together they have assembled the best images from the collections to tell the story of this once tiny village, the nearby Ardenwood Historic Farm, and the surrounding landscapes.

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