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Few communities have preserved that history better than Oakland.

Its handsome downtown retains the original brick structures built in the 1880s and 1890s, and it was the state’s first historic district recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. A self-guided Historic Walking Tour encompasses more than 80 sites — old-time storefronts, antique shops and Victorian-era homes.

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