Dublin, California: A Brief History

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Dublin used to be just a small village on a major route to San Francisco. For much of its history, Dublin attributed its recognition to treacherous roads notorious for grisly stagecoach accidents and, later, near-fatal car crashes. Change came during World War II, when the community hosted one of the country's largest U.S. Navy installations. Rapid suburban development followed in the 1960s, attracting people looking to live in the thriving Bay Area. It also served as home to a U.S. Air Force base, a Cold War testing ground, a U.S. Army base and one of the greatest St. Patrick's Day celebrations on the West Coast. Author Steven Minniear shares the story of one of California's fastest-growing cities.
ISBN: 9781625859655
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Brief History
Images: 60
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Steve Minniear moved to Dublin in 1987 looking, like so many others, for an affordable house, a place to raise his family, good schools and a reasonable commute. He is the president of the Dublin Historical Preservation Association and served eight years on the City of Dublin Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission. He co-wrote Dublin and the Tri-Valley: The World War II Years and has designed local history exhibits for the Dublin Heritage Park & Museums and the Alameda County library.
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