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Early Alameda County views

Finely colored example of this fine pair of early views, showing the farms of J.T. Walker and Christian Knittel.

Listed as residing in Washington Township and Murray Township respectively, these townships were part of the original subdivision of Alameda County, along with Oakland Township, Brooklyn Township, Eden Township and the city of Alameda).

The images appeared in Thompson & West's Official and Historical Atlas Map of Alameda County, California. Compiled, Drawn and Published from Personal Examinations and Surveys . . .  Thompson & West's Alameda County Atlas is the definitive work of its kind for Alameda County from the 19th Century.