Between the Landfills and the Salt Hills

In the late 1800s, when the Bay Area was booming, a small settlement bloomed on an island at the southern tip of the Bay. At its height in the 1920s, Drawbridge, CA had about ninety buildings, a few hotels, stores of illegal alcohol, some good poker games, and excellent hunting and fishing. But as the rest of the region continued to grow, Drawbridge faded away. Now it's a ghost town, off-limits to visitors, and sinking into the salt marsh. Molly Samuel, reporting for the Oakland Standard, went to take a look at what's left of the town. Listen to her story, below.  

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Photo by Molly Samuel

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