Founded in 1852, the city of Oakland is strongly influenced by industrial traditions and represents the culture of the American working class.
Who doesn’t know the song “Sitting on the dock of the bay” by Otis Redding? If there is anyone, please go quickly to youtube and listen to it. By “the bay” is meant the San Francisco Bay, which is today surrounded by several important cities. Together, Oakland, San Jose, Berkeley and, of course, San Francisco itself form a metropolitan area, which is a huge economic force in California. Oakland can still be seen today.
The city, which was founded only in 1852, is still strongly influenced by industrial traditions to this day. On the one hand, this is evident in the buildings, but it is also evident in the population. It is made up of many ethnic minorities whose ancestors once moved here for one reason only: they were looking for work, and Oakland had plenty of that to offer. So if you are on the San Francisco Bay anyway, you should head to Oakland and immerse yourself in the everyday life and culture of the American working class.
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Is Oakland and San Francisco the same?
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