c. 1905
3.75 in|4 in HIGH x 4.75 in|8.25 in WIDE
(9.52 cm|10.16 cm HIGH x 12.06 cm|20.95 cm WIDE)

Betsy Willcuts, July 2002 Bibliography: THE HEART OF OAKLAND, A Walking Guide to Lake Merritt by Leslie Flint, Sponsored by the Camron-Stanford House Preservation Association Adams Point was land originally owned by Edson Adams, who along with Carpentier and Moon, was responsible for incorporating the original town of Oakland. In 1909, the city voted to purchase 45 acres of that land between the two arms of the lake. Over 80 varieties of trees, shrubs and plants can be found in Lakeside Park. The neighborhood above Grand Avenue is part of the 200 acre Adams Point real estate development of the early 1900s. Many of the large and expensive homes have been replaced with apartment and commercial buildings.

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About the Picture This web project: California's Perspectives on American History is a resource for teachers and students to learn about the experiences of diverse peoples of California by using primary source images from the Oakland Museum of California's collections. Organized into 11 time periods spanning from pre-1769 to the present, more than 300 photographs, drawings, posters, and prints tell stories from the perspectives of different ethnic groups. Historical contexts are provided to offer a framework of California's role in relation to American history.

The National Archives state that primary sources, "fascinate students because they are real and they are personal: history is humanized through them." Picture This invites students to examine the historical record, encouraging them to connect history with real people and explore how images tell stories and convey historical evidence about the human experience. History becomes more than just a series of facts, dates, and events.      

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