Scrapbook. Description: Scrapbook of photographs of civic events. Black in color. The vast majority of the photographs are 8 x 10 with a few exceptions of smaller ones. All of the photographs are covered by plastic. Letter from Wm. Penn Mott, Jr., Superintendent of Parks, to Mayor Clifford E. Rishell, July 7, 1954: "Enclosed is a photograph (Acc.# 74.31.163rrr) taken of you at Peralta Playland last weekend. You will be interested to know that we had the largest attendance over the 4th of July weekend at Peralta Playland that we have ever experienced. On the 5th of July alone we had over six thousand passengers on the two trai.ns" Photograph. Description: Mayor Richell in Peralta Playland during July 4th, celebration. Black and white print, with border. (K. Schriefer, 25 Oct.1994. It is felt that Peralta Playland is located in Peralta Park) (4/2002, G. Weininger): Peralta Park's complex history, which includes Horace Carpentier, Mayor Frank Mott, the Southern Pacific Railroad and development of the Oakland Auditorium, can be found in DeWitt Jones, Oakland Parks and Playgrounds, 1935, in the Oakland Library's California History Room.
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