Selections From the Oakland Tribune Archives, California (Images of America Series)
  • Selections From the Oakland Tribune Archives, California (Images of America Series)
  • Selections From the Oakland Tribune Archives, California (Images of America Series)

Selections From the Oakland Tribune Archives, California (Images of America Series)

by Annalee Allen
     
 


The landmark Oakland Tribune clock tower has been telling the time in neon in downtown Oakland since it was built in 1923, but the paper itself first appeared on city streets as early as 1874. For over a half century, the paper was owned and published by the influential and civic-minded Knowland family, who spearheaded efforts to modernize the Port of Oakland,… See more details below

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The landmark Oakland Tribune clock tower has been telling the time in neon in downtown Oakland since it was built in 1923, but the paper itself first appeared on city streets as early as 1874. For over a half century, the paper was owned and published by the influential and civic-minded Knowland family, who spearheaded efforts to modernize the Port of Oakland, construct the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, and establish a regional park system for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Following the Loma Prieta earthquake, the damaged clock tower on Thirteenth Street-where Harry Houdini once hung by his heels above gawking crowds on Broadway-was sadly vacant, but today it is once again busy with the buzz and bustle of the newsroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738546780
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/11/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,466,623
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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