The Great Annexation of 1909

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At the turn of the 20th century Oakland was the booming commercial and industrial hub of the East Bay. This was achieved largely by annexing neighboring communities. The new exhibit, mounted by the Oakland History Center staff, delves into the dramatic story of the fifth and final annexation campaign that consolidated all of the Oakland hills and most of East Oakland into the city limits.

Friday, December 27, 2019 - Monday, March 30, 2020