Throwback Thursday: East Oakland Circa 1868



Don't you expect a blonde, apron-bedecked woman to start singing "The Hills Are Alive" at any moment?

This photo comes courtesy of the Online Archive of California and the Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room and Maps Division.

It shows a southwest view of East Oakland at 16th St., 17th St., and 18th Ave.

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