San Ramon Chronicles: Stories of Bygone Days

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Though a relatively young city, San Ramon has history stretching back to California's founding. Ohlone Indians first inhabited the area before rancheros grazed the land more than a century ago. Drawn by the Gold Rush, pioneers and prospectors settled the place promoters labeled a "Garden of Eden." Diversified farming of the valley, full of orchards and plentiful fields, sustained the rural population. Sitting in the shadow of historic Mount Diablo, San Ramon is a growing city recognized for its extraordinary parks, schools and active citizenry. Local author Beverly Lane brings to life San Ramon's vibrant past.
ISBN: 9781467118439
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 96
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Beverly Lane is a curator and exhibit coordinator at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. A former mayor of Danville, she has written several local history books, newspaper columns and historical monographs focusing on the San Ramon Valley and Contra Costa County. She has served as president of both the Museum of the San Ramon Valley and the Contra Costa County Historical Society, and now represents Central Contra Costa County as an elected board member for the East Bay Regional Park District.
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