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Site of Garbage Wars

 
 
Garbage Wars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 23, 2019
1. Garbage Wars Marker
Inscription.  On April 1, 1908, armed Ocean View residents gathered near this area on Buchanan St. to protest Berkeley's dumping of garbage in Ocean View. Garbage dumps were unpopular due to a regional plague scare, the residents (mostly women) turned away Berkeley's garbage wagons until the sheriff arrived and ordered them to stop. The conflict caused the city of Ocean View (later renamed Albany) to incorporate in the fall of 1908 and outlaw outside garbage dumping.
 
Erected 2013 by Albany Historical Society. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 37° 53.265′ N, 122° 17.901′ W. Marker is in Albany, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Buchanan Street and San Pablo Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Buchanan Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 San Pablo Avenue, Albany CA 94706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Albany's First City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Albany's First Firehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Albany's First Official Public Building
Site of Garbage Wars Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 23, 2019
2. Site of Garbage Wars Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here to the right of the crosswalk, embedded in the sidewalk.
(approx. mile away); Rose Wave (approx. mile away); Site of Albany Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Charles MacGregor's Office (approx. half a mile away); Site of Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Miller's Barn (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
More about this marker. The marker is embedded in the sidewalk at the southwest corner of the intersection, just outside the Albany police station. It's fairly easy to miss.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Garbage Wars" Plaque Given to the City by Albany Historical Society (Patch, Nov. 8, 2012). (Submitted on July 28, 2019.)
2. The Women, the Guns and the Garbage (Albany Historical Society). (Submitted on July 28, 2019.)
3. Berkeley Garbage Wars. (Submitted on July 29, 2019, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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