History of Oakland, CA
In the year 1842 this king died and the land was then divided between his 4 sons. The land was then a settlement by a number of settlers that were American. Development came after the state of California was taken by the US which was going on during an American-Mexican War. Oakland was incorporated in 1852 by the legislation in California.
The Late 1800s
At the time the Gold Rush was going on, in 1849, Oakland was known as a mainland point where passengers as well as cargo would travel if they were going between Sierra foothills as well as the Bay. Soon after in 1851, one of the first post offices was open. There was also a hotel that was built on 1st and Broadway. All mail was being addressed as Contra Cost until the year 1855 which was when the post office began recognizing the city's name of Oakland.
In the year 1860, this city of Oakland has a population of 1,543 and was number 38 in rankings of cities in the state to have the most people. The Pony Express made a route that went from Sacramento and all the way to San Francisco and it had an approximate amount of 20 rides through the city of Oakland.
In 1864, there were county supervisors that rented a home in Oakland that served as being a hospital. Roads became paved as well as ran a price of $3.18 for each foot. The year 1865 brought landscaping to the city as well as designers that created Central Park in New York. He designed the Mountain View Cemetery which got dedicated on the 25th of May. By the year 18763 there were about 2,000 people buried there.
By 1897 there was a grocery store built and it later moved to 9th and Washington. This still remains to be its current location. Family members are currently operating the store.
In 1899, Alexander Dunsmuir created and built a mansion that had 37 rooms for his newlywed bride as a wedding gift. This mansion is now considered a museum and allows you to see just how the couple lived as well as how they lived as it sits on 40 acres of land.
In 1904, the city had its first skyscraper built. It is 11 stories and is an Arts building. In 1904 there was a recreational area created as well as a playground that was built in the city.
In 1975, there were 3 cities that became sister cities to Oakland including Ghana, Russia as well as Sekondi Takaradi, and Nakhodka. In addition, in 1987 Italy became a sister city as well as Ocho Rios, Jamaica in 1986. Gold State Warriors took a championship that took a 4 game streak over the team the Washington Bullets.
In 1989, there was an earthquake that hit the city along the Bay and it caused the freeway to collapse. It also demolished 1,000 houses in the Oakland area. There were 45 people that lost their lives and the city's City Hall had suffered some damage to its structure.
In 1996, there was a $200 million renovation that was done to help improve the County Coliseum. This helped to add an additional 40,000 sq. ft. It also added 22,000 seats as well as 125 suites that were luxury designed, and a kitchen that was 9,000 sw. ft.