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The Source: How Jingletown got its name

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"Oakland Riviera" by FLICKR user Fragmentary Evidence used under CC, resized and recropped
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Mural in Oakland's Jingletown neighborhood.

 

In our current era of electronic transfers, bank cards and direct deposit, it is easy to forget that people used to go home at the end of the week with a pay envelope filled with... money! In fact, the name of one Bay Area neighborhood is based upon that old practice. That neighborhood is Oakland's Jingletown.

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This story originally aired in March 2015.