A site dedicated to some of the history of Piedmont, California.
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More research I've done:
The Bourgeoisie Bohemians who ran footloose in the Piedmont foothills with the intoxicating golden Crowd. George Sterling (poet) and his wife Carrie, Herman "Jim" Whitaker (author), Ambrose Bierce (author), Richard Partington (art) and his wife Blanche, Joseph Noel (journalist and author), Joaquin Miller (poet), Arnold Genthe (photographer) and the hosts, Jack London (author) and Xavier "Marty" Martinez (painter).
Almost 100 years ago Piedmont (along with the majority of the Bay Area) had racially restricted homes, a KKK Police Chief, bombs and mobs as the city forced Sidney Dearing, our city's first black home owner, to leave his home.
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
Today our City is recognizing him and formally apologizing for our past citizens' atrocious behaviors.
"Be it resolved, that as a contribution toward the park property, to be provided for by the city of Oakland, the city of Piedmont hereby undertakes to acquire title to these certain lots at Olive and Oakland avenues, aforesaid, for park purposes."
Certified to by F. J. Staiger, city clerk of the city of Piedmont.