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Les Paul, hostler for the Sacramento Northern Railway, 40th St. and Shafter Ave., circa 1940. Photo by Paul Smith. From the book, Temescal Legacies.

Oakland Scavanger Company employees, Giuseppi Fagliano (l), Carlo Isola, and Giobotta Ratto (r), 1922. Courtesy of Ted Wurm Collection. From the book, Temescal Album.

Telegraph Ave. bridge over Temescal Creek (looking south), 1889. Courtesy of Ted Wurm Collection. From the video, Where We Live: Stories from Temescal.

Temescal Social Club Brass Band, at Ayala Park (later Idora Park), circa 1890. Ted Wurm Collection, courtesy of Ray Raineri. From the walking tour booklet, A Walk Through Temescal.

Fire Engine House #8, 466-51st St., circa 1924. Courtesy of Ray Raineri. From the booklet, Timeline/Lifeline.

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Temescal Legacies: Narratives of Change
from a North Oakland Neighborhood

By Jeff Norman
2006, softcover book, 184 pages, illustrated
$18.95 in local stores, or order here for $20.00, including sales tax and shipping

Temescal Legacies examines five historically significant changes to the Temescal district and surrounding neighborhoods of North Oakland and the impacts these changes have had on the community. Temescal Legacies features interviews with long-time Oakland residents and includes over 200 previously unpublished photographs.

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Temescal Album: History of a Neighborhood

By Mae Chan Frey, Julie Harris, Kate Madden Yee, & Jeff Norman
1998, spiral-bound book, 32 pages, illustrated
$14 (includes sales tax and shipping)

A general introduction to the history of North Oakland's Temescal neighborhood, Temescal Album is designed in the style of a family album and features photographs, articles, and other gems gleaned from local archives and private collections.

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Where We Live: Stories from Temescal

By Robert Yamamoto Pech, Leiko Yamamoto Pech, & Jeff Norman
1998/2007, DVD, 46 minutes
$18 (includes sales tax and shipping)

A video portrait of the Temescal community drawn from stories of long-time residents and merchants as well as newcomers to the neighborhood. Where We Live includes sections on Idora Park, Telegraph Avenue, Temescal Creek, and the Grove-Shafter Freeway.

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A Walk Through Temescal

By Jennifer Dowling and Ray Raineri
Designed by Kathryn Hoffman
1997, booklet, 28 pages, illustrated
Co-published by the Oakland Heritage Alliance
$5 (includes sales tax and shipping)

Offering two self-guided walking tours of Temescal's key historic sites, this informative booklet slips easily into your back pocket.

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Timeline/Lifeline: A Brief History of the
Temescal Community and Fire Station 8

By Jeff Norman
2003, four-color fold-out brochure, 10 pages
Free (a donation of $1 is suggested to cover postage)

Created in conjunction with the Station 8 History Walk public art project, Timeline/Lifeline features photos and text that tell the interweaving story of Temescal's development as a community and Station 8's evolution since its formation in 1901. Particularly useful in the classroom!

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