Title

Oakland: The Bay Area's playing field

SMC Author

Deane Lamont

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Author Role

author

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Department

Kinesiology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2009

Publication Title

Journal of the West

Description/Abstract

The article reports on the history of sports and playing fields in Oakland, California during the frontier era. Details are given describing the social conditions of Oakland and the Bay Area region during the early and mid 1800s, highlighting the economic success of the region and its resulting popular entertainments. Several examples of ethnically driven and sponsored events such as Scottish ethnic Caledonian Games and Irish baseball are described.

ISSN

0022-5169

Volume

48

Issue

1

First Page

58

Last Page

72

Disciplines

Kinesiology | Life Sciences

Original Citation

Lamont, D.A. (2009). Oakland: The Bay Area's playing field. Journal of the West, 48(1), 58-72.

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