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London Square Dedicated to Noted Author Oof-' ' rr : . - - - v . X I -i A plaqu. dedicating th oxsa between Broadway and Webster Street First Street and he Oakland Estuary as Jack London Square. Is Inspected by deft to right) Joseph H. Enowland. chalnnan tA the Historic Landmarks Committee of the Native Sons of the Golden West; Mrs. Bessie Fleming, one of Jack London's daughters, and Claire Goodwin, president of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Tribune photo. Assembly Cong ratulates Oakland on 'Birthday' Special to The Tribune ' SACRAMENTO. Mar J. Con-.the state of California, that the rratulations to Oakland on Its 9th birthday end the dedication of Jack London Square were extended in a resolution passed unanimously by the Assembly yesterday afternoon. 1 The measure, authored by the entire Alameda County delegation, read: Whereas,' The beautiful and California state 'Legislature acknowledge and congratulate the people of the city of OakT land, the Oakland City Council, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, and the Oakland Board! of Port Commisisoners on this charter birthday and the dedication of its historical site; Mother Found Guilty of Forgery Mrs. Frances Maiden Hill, 27, of 759 Mandana Boulevard, a member of the Marine Corps in the last war, was found guilty of three counts of forgery by Su perior Judge O. D. Hamlin" Jr. yesterday. She was referred to probation and May 22 set for sentence. . j The mother of two children. Jack London Square was dedi cated yesterday in the area be tween Broadway and Webster Street, First Street; and the Oak land Estuary. " " f f Appropriate, to I London's ! ad venturous past, the square will not only serve, aft a monufnent to a bit of Oakland's own history, but will be the cetiter of a i new restaurant tourist 1 area. Included in the square is the celebrated First and Last Chance Saloon, where th author first came into contact) with . seamen, and the piers where he docked his yacht, The Snark, and1 left for many of his famous cruises. , TOWN MEETING The plaque at First1 and Broad way dedicating the square 'also marks the site of the first Oakland town trustee!! meeting in: the office of Justfce Edson Adams 99 years ago this month. ; The plaque was unveiled by Joseph R Knowland, chairman of the Histpric Landmarks Committee of the : Native Sons o the Golden West I I. Knowland I pointed out that London, whoj came I to Oakland as a small boy, first learned of the sea and its mn at the.;jFirst and Last Chinee land there! received many of the inspirations for his famous stories. He ! also recalled how; London was en couraged by Oaklanders who, recognized his jgenius, including In a Coolbrith, city librarian, and Johnny Heinold, owner of the waterfront saloon.'- OFFICIALS ATTEND Knowland! Was introduced eby Claire V. Goodwin, .president of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. Witnessing the irere- mony were city, county and port officials, as well as several, hundred residents! ! i Among the, guests was Mrs. Bess London! Fleming of Ala meda, one f Jack London's daughters. . ! I During the! dedication. Know- land stressed lhat thp ceremonies were designed "to acknowledge this city's appreciation and gratitude to those ! citizens living I and dead who throughout i the years were 4 gely instrumental in creating, in building and in! developing the Bort of Oakland, including the airport, to one of the most outstanding in California." Ground is how being cleared who has a divorce action pending ai irst ana if roadway for jcon-against her husband, Frank instruction of a large restaurant, to Hill, 30, was charged with forging pe Known Tine tea wolf

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 02 May 1951, Wed,
  3. Page 35

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