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i mm ig'J (i and thrilling rodeos in the west, the Livermore Rodeo opens its Golden Anniversary Year June 8 and in the brand new $400,000 Livermore Valley Stadium at 3200 Stadium Court in Livermore. The stadium was dedicated a week ago amid many recollections of past rodeos by such rodeo experts as Joseph Serpa, president of the Stockmen's. ciation, M.W. "Tex" Spruiell of the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, Mayor Gilbert Mar-guth of Livermore, and Alameda County Supervisor John D. Mur-" phy.
General Manager William J. Payne expects the new grand stand to be filled to capacity when the cowboys start their "bulldog-ging" next Saturday and Sunday. The Knave Continued from Page 21 cocks strutted across the front lawn in Dr. McKee's time. Add to these the Moffitt bouse, built in 1876 by Lucius A.
Booth, brother of Gov. Newton Boflth, and the Bacon-Soule house that stood down on Oak Street about where the Exposition Building recently stood. Ella Bacon married Prof. Frank Soule of the University of California. The old Bacon Library Building on the University of California campus was a contribution by Ella's father.
Mrs. Voiles estimates her collection to include approximately 200 photos. For obvious reasons, not all will be shown. i Francis M. 'Borax Smith's mansion overlooked Park Ave.
Play Ball! ml Ti PMM Irtfll WlltCttM 1 MM VMtM The Bendel residence on Hawthorne near Merritt Hospital rsl 4 ss JO tv Academy Competitor CENTENNIAL ovations generated by the University of California's observance of its 100th birthday anniversary has added considerable luster to Oakland's share in U.C.'s humble beginnings. A bronze plaque now officially marks the spot where the College of California had its campus in downtown Oakland before it blossomed into the University of California. "The people of Oakland offer best wishes to the University of California for its second century and look forward to new achievements and continued developments in the coming year" said Mayor John Reading of Oakland in presenting a resolution suitably inscribed with the added compliments of the City Council and City Manager at last week's plaque dedication. But from other readers of The Knave come additional reports about early activities in the field of education here in Oakland. One observation comes from Mrs.
Stella Hyde Ferrell who was intrigued by the mention in a previous Knave yarn about the Contra Costa Academy and its part as a forerunner of the College of California. REMINISCENCES about Oakland's early baseball parks a few weeks back when the Oakland Athletics and their American League cohorts began cavorting in Oakland's new multi-million dollar stadium accounts for the following from Peter J. Tehaney: "I think you overlooked the daddy of them all (ball parks) by failing to mention the ball grounds at 13th and Center Streets. "The baseball diamond was in the center of a circular track (five laps to the mile), and another 100-yard dash track. It was also the show grounds for the early-day circuses that visited Oakland (1880-1890).
"All of the University of California annual track events were held there. Wish I had a picture of the high wheel races I saw there. The Greenhood and Morans, and the Clevelands both played there. Many players developed there went up to the major leagues, including George Van Haltren (the Ty Cobb of his era), Kid Smalley, and Fred Lange." Mr. Tehaney admits 90 years and says he played some baseball in old Freeman Park.
THE KNAVE "The cap and gown he brought from England was for years a memento of pride in the family. After my husband 's aunt died some years ago the box in which the cap and gown was stored was opened, and as soon as the air hit the garments they immediately fell apart like ashes." "My late husband's grandfather James Hyde started a school for boys in that same area (Fifth Street and Broadway), just across the street from the so-called preparatory school. He brought the little school's original cap and gown from England where he started a college now called the Hospital College. "After leaving England he first located on the Island of Oahu where he started the school now called the Pona Loa. It is still operated there.
"I wonder if somewhere in Oakland there isn't a history that might record the James Hyde school for boys that he organized at Fifth and Broadway. Rodeo Glory THIS is the Golden Anniversary for the Livermore Rodeo but we were reminded the other evening that all of the 50 years of this great western show haven't been golden for its Liver-more supporters. Now one of the most successful Tilt It Yoanelt tltiMNUINE Claj Till 50 Ceramic Tile Sales Co. 4717 Imt 14 (f IUf 1 1177 I ALL TYPES ituuui Huwuuiid: SHAPES SIZES rmm Come in See all the Beautiful CACTUS PLANTS in LARGE FULL TUBS NAMED rvMDtniiiM IlllUIVIUill TELli rrrom Ji 1 WlH Of OWNER UTinji IAY AHA CALL I Ml Si? ST 351-2919 mm 846-2016 4 AJUESTIONSA fl XJJy uuiirihsipi ottTITVTH CAlVET (ANSWERED I I Ibib Specialist rTrWHTi FHA All PHONE g3 w.J,..o mm BANK 1 wfItrJ imlb FINANCING HAnoLolibwAESCoriTnACTons 71 I MINII koo ORCHIDS A Real Buy! 2-GAL. 500 mmmtKm tm cmtt RICHARD'S CACTUS 2111 Crt Wr, CmIw it.
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