Historic Tales of Alamo, California

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One of the oldest communities in the East Bay, Alamo is brimming with tales of hope, loss and triumph. Discover the story of the Romero brothers, who lost their rancho to a shrewd and litigious attorney, and the early pioneers who banded together to buy it back at an extraordinary sum. Learn about the deep agricultural roots that supported newcomers drawn to the temperate climate and beautiful valley. Revisit this rural community’s transformation from grazing land for Mission San Jose to a beloved home for generations of ranchers, writers and activists. Join historian Beverly Lane and researcher Sharon Burke as they share fascinating tales of Alamo’s past.
ISBN: 9781467148108
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Images: 92
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Beverly Lane graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She has written many newspaper columns and published three books. She has been a teacher, a lecturer, a community organizer, an elected official and a historian. Beverly was elected to the first Danville Town Council and served as mayor three times. Currently, she represents the central part of Contra Costa County as a director for the East Bay Regional Park District. She and her family have lived in Danville for more than forty-five years. Sharon Burke and her family are Alamo residents of long standing. A graduate of the University of San Francisco, she worked for the California Canning Peach Association and California Christmas Tree Growers Association and served on boards for the League of Women Voters, Diablo Valley National Charity League and many appointed committees. Cofounder of the Alamo Incorporation Movement from 2005 to 2009, she became interested in Alamo history when she started giving the downtown tours.
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