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Irvington, Fremont (CA) (Images of America) (edition 2005)

by Philip Holmes

Series: Images of America (California)

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Before there was a city of Fremont, there was the town of Irvington, and earlier still a busy crossroads called Washington Corners. Fields of grain once spilled over an open landscape, spurring production here of the first wheat harvesters in California. After local landowners built the Washington College of Science and Industry in the 1870s, they renamed its host town Irvington. By 1890, it boasted the largest, most advanced winery in the state and had earned the title, "Beautiful Irvington," home of gracious estates, apricot orchards, baseball, and first-class, high-bred trotters. Cows from Swiss dairy farms populated its green fields by the 1920s, and experimental airplanes dotted its blue skies soon after. In 1956, the City of Fremont absorbed Irvington, and its muddy sloughs were transformed into Central Park and lovely Lake Elizabeth.… (more)
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Title:Irvington, Fremont (CA) (Images of America)
Authors:Philip Holmes
Info:Arcadia Publishing (2005), Paperback, 128 pages
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Another pictoral history by [author: philip holmes] and [author: jill singleton], [book: irvington, fremont] like its counterpart, [book:niles, fremont] brings stories together about a unique historic district with wonderful photos, many from bygone eras, on every page this is a wonderful book that brings a unique place to life for outsiders and keeps the old stories alive for newcomers. ( )
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Before there was a city of Fremont, there was the town of Irvington, and earlier still a busy crossroads called Washington Corners. Fields of grain once spilled over an open landscape, spurring production here of the first wheat harvesters in California. After local landowners built the Washington College of Science and Industry in the 1870s, they renamed its host town Irvington. By 1890, it boasted the largest, most advanced winery in the state and had earned the title, "Beautiful Irvington," home of gracious estates, apricot orchards, baseball, and first-class, high-bred trotters. Cows from Swiss dairy farms populated its green fields by the 1920s, and experimental airplanes dotted its blue skies soon after. In 1956, the City of Fremont absorbed Irvington, and its muddy sloughs were transformed into Central Park and lovely Lake Elizabeth.

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