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Oakland



Introduction of Oakland
Industrial city in W California, adjacent to SanFrancisco on the E coast of San Francisco Bay.Spaniards settled here in 1820, followed by gold seekersin 1849. It served as a refuge for 65,000 peoplefleeing the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Itwas the home of writers Jack London and RobertLouis Stevenson. It became an important port and shipbuilding center during World War II. The citywas hard hit by the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989and the fire of 1991. Oaklandis the fourth-busiestcontainer port in the United States.Industrial city in W California, adjacent to SanFrancisco on the E coast of San Francisco Bay.Spaniards settled here in 1820, followed by gold seekersin 1849. It served as a refuge for 65,000 peoplefleeing the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Itwas the home of writers Jack London and RobertLouis Stevenson. It became an important port and shipbuilding center during World War II. The citywas hard hit by the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989and the fire of 1991. Oaklandis the fourth-busiestcontainer port in the United States.

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