Alameda Recreation and Parks Department Saturday Walk: Old Alameda Street Names


I have covered this before. I live in the city of Alameda which is located near Oakland and San Francisco. Our city has an Alameda Recreation and Parks Department that provides advice, coordination, and guidance on parks and recreational facilities in the city. One of the activities they conduct is called Alameda Walks where they invite Alameda residents to lace up their walking shoes, bring family, friends, and neighbors and join them on an hour-long walk on the 1st and 2nd Saturday mornings of each month, May through October. For those who are new to Alameda or have lived there for decades, this is a great way to begin a Saturday morning exploring neighborhoods and learning about the history of Alameda.

This past Saturday, the walk started at Franklin Park. Named after statesman, Benjamin Franklin, in 1923, the park rests on land that was formerly the homestead of Charles and Eliza Bound. Charles was a fur exporter who came to Alameda in 1849 from Mexico. Charles married…

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