Timeline of Oakland, California

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States.


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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Alameda Terminal</span> Railroad station and ferry wharf of the San Francisco and Alameda Railroad at Alameda (1864-1870)

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Oakland Coliseum station</span> Rail station in Oakland, California, US

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">History of Oakland, California</span> Aspect of history

The history of Oakland, a city in the county of Alameda, California, can be traced back to the founding of a settlement by Horace Carpentier, Edson Adams, and Andrew Moon in the 19th century. The area now known as Oakland had seen human occupation for thousands of years, but significant growth in the settlements that are now incorporated into the city did not occur until the Industrial Revolution. Oakland was first incorporated as a town in 1852.

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Published in the 19th century

  • "Oakland", Disturnell's Stranger's Guide to San Francisco and Vicinity, San Francisco: W.C. Disturnell, 1883
  • Husted's Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley Directory, San Francisco, Cal.: F.M. Husted
  • "City of Oakland", Bay of San Francisco, the Metropolis of the Pacific Coast and Its Suburban Cities: a History, Lewis Publishing Company, 1892, OCLC   8666576
  • Jos. Alex Colquhoun, ed. (1893), "City of Oakland", Illustrated Album of Alameda County, California, Oakland, Calif: Pacific Press

Published in the 20th century