Emeryville (Images of America Series) by Staff of The Emeryville Historical Society, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Emeryville (Images of America Series)

Emeryville (Images of America Series)

by Staff of The Emeryville Historical Society
     
 

Emeryville, one tough square mile wedged between Oakland and Berkeley with its back to the bay, has a gritty, colorful history and a bright future. Before the Gold Rush, its creek-fed grasslands served as a huge slaughtering ground for the Peralta family's hide and tallow operations. Later, railroad tracks crisscrossed a community formed on the fringe of Oakland

Overview


Emeryville, one tough square mile wedged between Oakland and Berkeley with its back to the bay, has a gritty, colorful history and a bright future. Before the Gold Rush, its creek-fed grasslands served as a huge slaughtering ground for the Peralta family's hide and tallow operations. Later, railroad tracks crisscrossed a community formed on the fringe of Oakland to catch its cultural and industrial refuse. The stench from stockyards and slaughterhouses, the happy roar of a crowd at the Oakland Oaks Ball Park, acidic plumes from steel and petroleum manufacture, pomaded swells rubbing elbows with rowdies at the racetrack, and smoky gambling dens were all part of old Emeryville. Recently, an innovative, business-friendly city government brought about a striking economic transformation, making once-blighted Emeryville--now home to corporate giants like Pixar Animation Studios and IKEA--the envy of its neighbors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738530062
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/17/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,132,438
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


Donald Hausler, former librarian; Nancy Smith, former library assistant at the Oakland Public Library; and Seth Lunine, a doctoral student at UC Berkeley; make up a talented research team from the Emeryville Historical Society.

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