Thursday, February 16, 2012

California Historical Landmark #834

I stopped here briefly on my way to the Leadership Symposium.

San Leandro Oyster Beds
California State Historical Landmark #824

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This landmark is located in the San Leandro Marina at the south end of North Dike Road, San Leandro, California. There are 35 other California State Historical Landmarks in Alameda County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 41.721 W 122° 11.597.

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The plaque is missing.

During the 1890s the oyster industry thrived until it became the single most important fishery in the state. Moses Wicks is supposed to have been the first to bring seed oysters around the horn and implant them in the San Leandro beds. The oyster industry in San Francisco Bay was at its height around the turn of the century, it reached a secondary peak by 1911 and then faded away because of polluted conditions of the bay.

California Historical Landmark #824

California Historical Landmark #824

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