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August 15, 2006 > Drawbridge: Ghost Town of the Salt Flats

Drawbridge: Ghost Town of the Salt Flats

by Janet Cronbach

Fremont Main Library is pleased to present Drawbridge: Ghost Town of the Salt Flats as the eighth program in honor of Fremont's 50th anniversary. Patricia Anthony, a volunteer at Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge, will unveil the mysteries of Drawbridge, the unique town of our south bay marshes. Patricia has worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife department since 1982 leading many guided tours at Don Edwards and is a specialist on the history of Drawbridge.

Hidden on the edge of the salt flats, Drawbridge was founded in the late 1870s when a narrow gauge railroad was built from Dumbarton Point to Santa Clara with two swing bridges connecting tiny Station Island to shore. A colorful community developed in this most unlikely environment along the railroad tracks. Come hear the fascinating story of this lost treasure.

The Fremont Main Library is wheelchair accessible. No reservation is required. For more information, contact the Fremont Main Library at (510) 745-1401 or Janet Cronbach at (510) 745-1429.

Celebrating Fremont's 50th:
Drawbridge: Ghost Town of the Salt Flats
Wednesday, Aug. 16
7 p.m.
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 745-1429

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