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Walter Blair
Birth: Apr. 2, 1830
Vermont, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1888
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA

Western Entrepreneur. Born in Vermont, he was a dairy farmer who came to California, during the gold rush in 1850. Un-successful with his gold endeavors, he bought over six hundred acres in the Piedmont hills area. There he built a hotel, amusement park, dairy farm and a rock quarry near the town. He also created the first mass transportation from Oakland to the Piedmont hills known as the Bob-Tail Railroad which was a trolley car service pulled by dapple grey horses. He died at age 57 in Oakland, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 37.83093, -122.24065
 
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Record added: Jul 26, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5983
Walter Blair
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Walter Blair
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Walter Blair
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