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Oakland Tribune, Sunday, Sept. 18, 1960 M-17 1 (to CAT bear TO WATCH remember THOSE GAY. HAPPY, CAREFREE PAYS WHEN WEPIPNT OWN A HOME? 'MOTHER BOUGHT A POWER PRILL TIMBER4' ST 'WE CALL HIM MR. KNOW-HOW IT'S SORTOFA JOKE AROUNP HERE NOW, THEN, 17M A BIG-MOUTHED, WHAT L00K WHO'S REAPING FICTION, fNICETRY, MR. SPINNER When Russia Invaded California Naming Our City Streets By ALBERT E.
NORMAN nAWLEY STREET, from 69th to 77th Avenues, three blocks south of East 14th Street, was named for George Hawley, early day capitalist who lived at 29t Street and Fairmount Avenue and who, with R. B. Snell of Snell's Seminary on 12th near Clay subdivided the Buenaventura tract. FLAGG AVENUE, south of Montana Street, and one block east of Fruitval Avenue, was named for the Flagg Brothers, Anthony J. and Fred who developed many subdivisions and built many fine homes in this area.
HOWE STREET, from MacArthur north to St. Mary's Cemetery, took its name from Montgomery Howe, whose home still stands on Piedmont Avenue, opposite Rio Vista. He was associated with Piedmont's pioneer Walter Blair in the operation of horsecar and cable car lines to Piedmont. Kuskov. The impulse toward colonization, failed to survive them.
One hope remained for the salvation of the colony. Mexico was eager to obtain Russian recognition eager enough to consider making a cession of land in return. The governor of Alaska hoped he could thus obtain the lands of the missions at Sonoma and San Rafael, and perhaps the entire territory north of the' Golden Gate; but negotiations were fruitless. Fort Ross was doomed. Stockholders of the Russian-American Company asked to be relieved of the burden of maintaining the colony, and on April 15, 1839, the Czar approved the decision to withdraw.
CapyrifM, Amvricaa Her9 M9ihm. HELLO, YESTERDAY Kuskov wintered in Sitka, but on March 15, 1812, he was back in California to construct a fort Rossiya, usually called Fort Ross. The colonists endured their first winter in California with great hardship, because the Spaniards refused to provide them with food in exchange for cloth and iron. But in 1813 the authorities relented. Russia emerged from the Napoleonic Wars as one of the great victors.
One sign of revived power was the arrival of the brig Rurik in San Francisco on Oct. 2, 1816. Its commander behaved with singular hauteur. CHANGING MOODS Then the Spanish governor arrived, and demanded the immediate abandonment of Fort Ross. Then the Russian became amiable, and the governor agreed to refrain from violence against the intruders until the Czar ordered them to leave.
Of most immediate importance was the approaching extinction of the sea otter. The catches had fallen off so alarmingly that the Czar issued a ukase that barred foreign vessels from the coast north of San Francisco. Meanwhile the United States had become aroused. To the American people Alexander was the incarnation of political evil. Russian provocation frequently overlooked as one of the main reasons for the Monroe Doctrine, which made it clear that Russia could contemplate no further expansion without the risk of battle with the American fleet Thus ended the grandiose plans of Rezanov and Alexander, of Baranov and Continued from Paft were incomparable.
On their first jeint operation, they had caught 1,100 otters. Baranov finally bad received two ships from Russia, decided the time was ripe to dispatch expeditionary forces. One ship was wrecked, but" the Kodiak arrived safely at Bodega, 50 miles above San Francisco, which had been chosen as a base. Forty Russians and 150 Aleuts brought the Czar's flag ashore, and stayed eight months. The party was led by Ivan Kuskov, who for years had been Baranov's trusted assistant.
On this preliminary visit to Bodega, which he named Fort Ruminatsev, Kuskev erected a few temporary and sent his hunters into the forbidden waters of San Fran- cisco Bay. Sporadic Spanish resistance never deterred the poachers. The Kodiak stayed five months and left with 2,000 skins. NEW SHIPS Eighteen months later, Kuskov was back on a new ship to make extensive preparations for the founding of a permanent settlement the following year. The Russians were acting slowly, but with considerable thoroughness and skill.
Thus far open warfare had been i avoided, but relations with the, Spaniards grew tense. Kuskov decided that Bodega was too exposed, and discovered a safe cove 30 miles away. For "three blankets, two axes, three hoes, and a miscellaneous assortment of beads" he purchased about 1,000 acres from the Indians. Piedmon Cable Railway shops at 24th raid Harrison Streets. According to the lata Stanley Merritt, an expert on the history of early day trolley cars, it was originally an open -cablecar of the Piedmont line, and the first of a large number of streetcars, both cable and electric (not to mention a few horses) to be rebuilt in the Harrison Street shops.
Bearing the name Oakland," it was used as a trolley party car after its initial use by the President After several years use in this service, it was again rebuilt to a conventional type I was there, too, somewhat older than the little girl with the flag, and well remember this momentous occasion so long ago. FRANK M. DEAR SIR: "Hello Yesterday" is a most interesting photo story of the days long since departed. I have a picture of the streetcar so well remembered by Mrs. Anderson (Your Town Magazine Sept.
4) which conveyed President Theodore Roosevelt from Berkeley to Oakland President Roosevelt was highly pleased with the specially built streetcar and so expressed himself to the committee on arrangements on his arrival in Oakland. The Oakland Tribune of May 14, 1903, gives a detailed account of the streetcar and the President's comments on its- luxurious equipment. This streetcar was one cf ten cars rebuilt in the old TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY Test your knowledge of American history with these questions: 1 How old was Wolfe at the Battle of Quebec? 2 Why did Montcalm feel confident the British could not budge him? What strategy did Wolfe use to get his men safely up the cliffs of Quebec? 4 Why was the Battle of Quebec directly related to the American Revolution? 5 How did Wolfe meet his death? Find the answers next week in the American Heritage story in Your Town Magazine..
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