Bushrod Park, playground - Shattuck Avenue near 62nd Street, Oakland, California. Photoprint (G. Weininger, 4/2002, from DeWitt Jones, Oakland Parks and Playgrounds, 1935): The 7-1/2 acres of this park were purchased for speculation in 1871 for Dr. Bushrod W. James of Philadelphia, a retired army surgeon and writer. He later willed the property to Oakland, which in 1905 used part of it for a new Washington School. In 1908 the newly-formed Park Commission used the remainder for one of the City's first parks.
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