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"North Flynn Road"  Sunrise in the Altamont Pass
"North Flynn Road" Sunrise in the Altamont Pass
Date taken: October 20, 2007
Contributed by Typeaux on October 28, 2007

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Altamont is in Alameda County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "high."

The latitude of Altamont is 37.743N. The longitude is -121.661W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.


Altamont is near Altamont Pass.
The community was settled in 1868, with construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Altamont received national attention for 1969 Rolling Stones Concert, at which an audience member was killed by Hell's Angels

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