A Historic Rabbit Trail is something many on Oakland Wiki enjoy. You start researching one topic, which leads you to another, which leads you to another, and suddenly you realize hours have passed and you've strayed from your original topic. Examples here on Oakland Wiki include Brooklyn -> Hiram Tubbs -> Tubbs Hotel -> Gertrude Stein. Brooklyn was a town east of Lake Merritt that was annexed by Oakland. Hiram Tubbs was one of the significant people in that area, in part because of the palatial Tubbs Hotel he built there. Gertrude Stein's family lived in the Tubbs Hotel for almost a year before purchasing their own home nearby.
What's your favorite historic rabbit trail that you've been down on Oakland Wiki?