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Early Livermore

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Englishman Robert Livermore jumped ship in Southern California in 1822, yet just 15 years later became the respected owner of the 40,000-acre Las Positas land grant. Here he built his new Californio wife an adobe house in 1839. The wealth that flowed into California during the gold rush allowed Livermore to import a two-story house around the Horn, but entrepreneurs and squatters flowed in as well. Nathaniel Patterson opened the first hotel in the old Livermore adobe, frequented by miners on their way from the South Bay to the Sierra gold mines. Laddsville, a village built where the roads to Stockton and Dublin met, was also a going concern until the Central Pacific pushed over the Altamont Pass. On this line grew the town founded by William Mendenhall in 1869, named for pioneer Livermore, who had died more than a decade earlier. Soon Livermore became the valley's commercial center for hay, wheat, barley, wine grapes, and ranching.

Authored by an expert team from the Livermore Heritage Guild, utilizing the large archive housed in their Carnegie Library History Center, this delightful journey through time revisits those people and places that have made Livermore the prosperous, cohesive community that it is today. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | Unknown pages
  • Livermore Heritage Guild(Author)
  • Arcadia Publishing Library Editions (July 26, 2006)
  • English
  • 7
  • History

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  • By J Craig Bell on April 25, 2014

    I bought this book because we moved to nearby Pleasanton, and i wanted to learn more about Livermore. Although I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 30 years, there was a lot of Livermore history that I didn't know. The town has several "firsts" in its history, and the book was a good read. Pictures were classics.

  • By JudyGG on January 14, 2016

    This was a gift and was well received. I thought the book would be bigger though based on the price.

  • By Annastacia Yager on February 8, 2010

    Well put together and very interesting.. If your looking for a book about Livermore, ca. this is the one. Writen by locales


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