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Santa Fe Railroad Tracks

SANTA FE RAILROAD TRACKS FROM THE EARLY 1930'S THE SANTA FE RAILROAD TRACKS RAN ALONG SACRAMENTO STREET IN SOUTH BERKELEY, THROUGH THE HEART OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY. THIS WAS UNSAFE AND A ...


SANTA FE RAILROAD TRACKS
FROM THE EARLY 1930'S THE SANTA FE RAILROAD TRACKS
RAN ALONG SACRAMENTO STREET IN SOUTH BERKELEY,
THROUGH THE HEART OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY.
THIS WAS UNSAFE AND A BARRIER TO UNIFYING
THE BERKELEY COMMUNITY.

IN 1978 DR. WILLIAM B. RUMFORD, JR., AS A MEMBER OF
THE BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL INITIATED THE NEGOTIATION
PROCESS WITH SANTA FE THAT RESULTED IN THE
REMOVAL OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS.
TODAY THE STATUE HONORING WM. BYRON RUMFORD SR.
(BILL RUMFORD'S DAD) STANDS ON THIS HALLOWED GROUND

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