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Alameda County Fair

Alameda County Fair

  • Author: Victoria Christian
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738581934
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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What began as a ranching family's Sunday pastime of horse racing, with cheering crowds and thundering hooves on dusty roads, would give way to the Alameda County Fair that we know today. The Bernal family built the original racetrack in 1859 on their 52,000-acre ranch, which was part of the Northern California land grant, Rancho Valle de San Jose. Looking to turn his newly acquired racetrack into profit, businessman Rodney G. MacKenzie approached a group of county businessmen and ranchers with a proposal to hold a county fair on his property. The first Alameda County Fair ran from October 23 to October 27, 1912. Local leaders sought to form a modern fair, and in 1939 the Alameda County Fair Association was established. Once considered a racing fair, the Alameda County Fair now boasts livestock and agriculture. For young and old alike, the thrilling carnival rides, beautiful quilt exhibits, baking contests, fast-paced horse racing, or just a corn dog and cotton candy provide something for everyone, as the Alameda County Fair now prepares to celebrate its 100th year.

Alameda County Fire Department

Alameda County Fire Department

  • Author: Firefighter Heather Marques
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1439656266
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 128
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Alameda County spans from the shores of the San Francisco Bay to the golden inland hills. Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) is comprised of multiple consolidated agencies that began joining forces and sharing resources in 1993. Protecting unincorporated county land as well as Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Dublin, Union City, Newark, Emeryville, and the National Laboratories at Livermore and Berkeley, ACFD serves over 500 square miles and 330,000 citizens. This legacy stretches back 140 years, recalling the shared experiences of bucket brigades, teams of horses pulling steam-engine pumpers down muddy roads, the advent of motorized apparatus, and the days when school boys would be pulled from class to ride tailboard to fight blazes in the hills. These agencies have sent soldiers to two world wars, survived massive earthquakes, fought catastrophic wildfires, and touched the lives of Bay Area citizens for over a century. The ACFD is the sum of its many unique parts, which together form a premier, all-risk fire department.

The Shorelands, Hayward, Alameda County, Regulatory Permit Application by the Shorelands Corporation

The Shorelands, Hayward, Alameda County, Regulatory Permit Application by the Shorelands Corporation

Environmental Impact Statement

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Journal of the Senate, Legislature of the State of California

Journal of the Senate, Legislature of the State of California

  • Author: California. Legislature. Senate
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: California
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Raise

Raise

What 4-H Teaches Seven Million Kids and How Its Lessons Could Change Food and Farming Forever

  • Author: Kiera Butler
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520958985
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 216
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When city-dwelling journalist Kiera Butler visits a county fair for the first time, she is captivated by the white-uniformed members of the 4-H club and their perfectly groomed animals. She sets off on a search for a "real" 4-H’er, a hypothetical wholesome youth whom she imagines wearing cowboy boots and living on a ranch. Along the way, she meets five teenage 4-H’ers from diverse backgrounds and gets to know them as they prepare to compete at the fair. Butler’s on-the-ground account of the teens’ concerns with their goats, pigs, sheep, proms, and SAT scores is interwoven with a fascinating history of the century-old 4-H club as it solicits corporate donations from top agribusiness firms such as DuPont, Monsanto, and Cargill. Her quest takes her from California’s cities and suburbs all the way to Ghana, where she investigates 4-H’s unprecedented push to expand its programs in the developing world—and the corporate partnership that is supporting this expansion. Raise masterfully combines vivid accounts from a little-known subculture with a broader analysis of agriculture education today, using 4-H as a lens through which to view the changing landscape of farming in America and the rest of the world. Lively, deeply informed, and perceptive in its analysis, Raise provides answers to complex questions about our collective concern over the future of food. Photographs by Rafael Roy.

Report for the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District

Report for the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District

  • Author: Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Mosquitoes
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Final Report

Final Report

  • Author: California. Grand Jury (Alameda County)
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Grand jury
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Cenik County Officer

Cenik County Officer

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  • Category: County government
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Pleasanton

Pleasanton

  • Author: Mary-Jo Wainwright,Museum on Main
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1439634149
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 128
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The city of Pleasanton, located in the beautiful Amador-Livermore valley, was formed in 1867 when immigrants John Kottinger and Joshua Neal used land from their Californio wives’ dowries and laid out a town. Kottinger named the city after Civil War general Alfred Pleasonton, but a postal clerical error changed the spelling to “Pleasanton” and the name stuck. The men secured Pleasanton’s future by offering land to the Western Pacific Railroad for a railroad station and landing. Planning for future growth thus became a legacy that is still embraced by this modern city of 70,000 people. Today families and tourists are attracted to Pleasanton’s historic downtown, where 19thcentury buildings still stand and people stroll among its many shops and restaurants.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Year Ended June 30

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Year Ended June 30

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  • Category: Alameda County (Calif.)
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Horse racing in California

Horse racing in California

Report of the Subcommittee of the Assembly Interim Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Economy to the 1955 General Session of the California Legislature, House Resolution

  • Author: California. Legislature. Assembly. Interim Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Economy
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Horse racing
  • Page: 172
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Fairs

Fairs

Exploring a California Gold Mine

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  • Category: Agricultural exhibitions
  • Page: 62
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Historic Livermore, California

Historic Livermore, California

Illustrated, A-Z

  • Author: Anne Marshall Homan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780967898971
  • Category: Livermore (Calif.)
  • Page: 583
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This book covers the history, people, places, projects, and events of Livermore, California, arranged alphabetically in encyclopedic form.

Alameda, California crossroads

Alameda, California crossroads

an illustrated history

  • Author: Ruth Hendricks Willard,David Lewis Wright,Alameda County Historical Society
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 136
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California Agricultural Resource Directory

California Agricultural Resource Directory

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  • Category: Agriculture
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San Leandro

San Leandro

  • Author: Cynthia Vrilakas Simons
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1439636486
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 128
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Cherry festivals, Holy Ghost festas, oyster pirates, tractors, squatters, Portuguese—the many threads of San Leandro’s past have woven a rich historical tapestry underlying the modern city of San Leandro. These 15 square miles between San Francisco Bay and the East Bay hills have been an Ohlone village, a Spanish rancho, a small farm town, the Portuguese capital of the West, an industrial center, and a major metropolitan suburb as a succession of new people has transformed the area.

Us Trade Industrial and Business Show Handbook

Us Trade Industrial and Business Show Handbook

  • Author: Usa Ibp Usa,USA International Business Publications
  • Publisher: Int'l Business Publications
  • ISBN: 0739795309
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 400
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California State Fair

California State Fair

  • Author: Carson Hendricks
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1439625115
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 128
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Starting in San Francisco in 1854, the California State Fair and Exposition began as a vehicle to showcase, encourage, and expand California’s agricultural industry. It quickly became an attraction for thousands of residents, both local and from across the state. By 1884, it occupied the largest exhibit hall in the United States. Within 100 years, it became the largest fair in the country by adding horse racing, elaborate exhibits from every county in the state and from around the world, thrill rides, top-flight entertainment, and, of course, the best food. The original goal of the fair was met some 50 years ago, as California remains the nation’s top producer of agricultural products.

Annual Report of the State Controller

Annual Report of the State Controller

  • Author: California. Office of State Controller
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Finance, Public
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AKC Gazette

AKC Gazette

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Dogs
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