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Walking Tour: The Dimond Shines

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Boy Scout Hut in Dimond Park

Dimond Park

Oakland, CA 94602

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This walk introduces the characters who shaped the district’s early history. We’ll meet, among others, the Dimond, Hopkins, and Rhoda families. We’ll also learn about the German community with their Altenheim on the heights and beer gardens below. This 2 1/2-hour walk includes a stroll along Sausal Creek as well as stories about the district’s horse-drawn streetcars and the resort that the neighbors sent packing.

Leader: Dennis Evanosky

Dennis Evanosky is the publisher of the Alameda Sun and a free-lance writer with eleven published books, including East Bay Then and Now; San Francisco Then & Now; Lost San Francisco, Oakland’s Laurel District; Alameda’s Architectural Treasure Chest and two books about Mountain View Cemetery.

He is currently the editor of the Alameda County Historical Society’s newsletter. Dennis served the Oakland Heritage Alliance as its newsletter editor for two years. He has received four Partners in Preservation Awards: for a calendar featuring the Oakland Laurel district’s history; for restoring the Civil War section of Mountain View Cemetery; for assisting Bill Caldwell with Oakland: A Photographic Journey; and as a member of the Oakland Heritage Alliance’s walking-tour team. He has teamed with Eric J. Kos to create 12 history calendars featuring both Oakland and Alameda. Eric and Dennis also created the web site www.oaklandhistory.com.

Dennis has been a docent at Mountain View Cemetery and at the Pardee Home Museum for twenty-one years. He leads the City of Oakland’s walking tour of Preservation Park. His walking tours for the Oakland Heritage Alliance include the Laurel District, the Dimond District, Leona Heights, the Oakland Estuary, Oakland’s First Suburb (Preservation Park and the Pardee Home Museum); Oakland’s Redwoods and Mountain View Cemetery’s connection to the Civil War. He also hosts walking tours for the City of Alameda featuring that city’s history.

Location: Meet at the adobe Boy Scout Hut in Dimond Park. Enter the park at the end of Dimond Ave. where it borders the park. You’ll see the Scout Hut just beyond the redwood grove.

This event is sponsored by the Oakland Heritage Alliance. Join or renew OHA membership for a $10 discount off member price.

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