Dresser, California

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Dresser
Dresser is located in California
Dresser
Dresser
Location in California
Dresser is located in the United States
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Dresser (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°35′33″N 121°57′21″W / 37.59250°N 121.95583°W / 37.59250; -121.95583Coordinates: 37°35′33″N 121°57′21″W / 37.59250°N 121.95583°W / 37.59250; -121.95583
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyAlameda County
Elevation105 ft (32 m)

Dresser (formerly, Alston, Dresser Siding,[2] and Merienda[3]) is an unincorporated community in Alameda County, California. Its ZIP code is 94536 and its area codes are 510 and 341.

Geography and background[edit]

It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 3 miles (4.8 km) north-northeast of downtown Fremont,[3] at an elevation of 105 feet (32 m). The city's name was Merienda until 1915, and then was Alston until 1957.[3] It was established as a station on the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1923 to serve the California Pressed Brick Company in Niles Canyon.

Current status[edit]

Reportedly, the location has been used for partying since it was closed in the 1990s.[4] The adjacent "Secret Sidewalk" (Niles Canyon Aqueduct)[5] is also used for such purposes.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dresser". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Both "Dresser". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 625. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  4. ^ a b Levin, Sam. "The Secret Sidewalk May Not Be Secret Much Longer". East Bay Express. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Sunol Aqueduct". Wikimapia. Retrieved 14 November 2011.

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