The Rabbit Hole

I started this blog because I have collected so much information on the history of Oakland that I couldn't wait to share.  Post in Facebook groups wasn't the correct outlet for me.  I love sharing what I know and reading what others share.  But things get lost on Facebook. So, I started this blog (with the …

Montclair is…

The birth of Montclair The 1920s were economic boom years in the United States as a whole, and in California in particular.  Economic growth was fueled by the general post–World War I recovery, as well as oil discoveries in Los Angeles and, most notably, the widespread introduction of the automobile. Oakland expanded during the 1920s, …