History of Alameda
A collection of articles on Alameda History by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos
Among the many fascinating lives that played out at least in part here in the Island City was California Pioneer Alonzo Green. Ship captain, hotelier and city trustee (City Councilmember), Green lived a long, notable life in part in Alameda as well as on Bay Farm Island.
The famed playwright William Shakespeare and his wife, Ann, had three children. Their two youngest — Hannet and Judith — were twins.
Alamedans drive past a historic landmark with an Alameda connection whenever they reach Oakland via Doolittle Drive. Aviation history enthusiasts know Oakland Airport played a pivotal role in the development of air travel as we know it today.