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 Walter Blair

Walter Blair

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 17 Jan 1888 (aged 57)
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Memorial ID 5983 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5983
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Blair (2 Apr 1830–17 Jan 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5983, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .