Friday, May 01, 2015

"Alameda in history: The Cohen estate"

"Alameda in history: The Cohen estate" by Michele Ellson/Dennis Evanosky, © SFGATE, April 24, 2015. (News Article)

" ... In September 1869, the transcontinental railroad was set to arrive at San Francisco Bay. ... the San Francisco & Oakland Railroad’s wharf at Gibbons Point was not yet ready to accommodate the trains. ... the history-making train would travel arrive not in Oakland, but in Alameda on ... the Cohen line. Cohen ... built the San Francisco & Alameda Railroad (SF&A) in 1864. By 1868, Cohen had also acquired interest in the Oakland Railroad and Ferry Company. He sold both to the Central Pacific ... " [More]

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