Fruitvale (originally Fruit Vale and formerly Brays) is a neighborhood in Oakland. It is located about 4 miles southeast of Downtown, and is home to the city's largest Hispanic population...
The area got its name from the earlier "Fruit Vale", the fruit tree nursery (mostly apricots and cherries) established there by Henderson Luelling in the mid-19th century. After the 1906 earthquake, the onslaught of refugees from San Francisco caused a population boom, and the unincorporated neighborhood was annexed into the City of Oakland by 1909.
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