Clayton, California (Images of America Series)
  • Clayton, California (Images of America Series)
  • Clayton, California (Images of America Series)

Clayton, California (Images of America Series)

by Clayton Historical Society, Clayton Historical Society Staff, Mary Spryer, Dick Ellis
     
 


Today's Clayton is an elegant, relaxing place, an oasis of calm isolated from the rest of fast-paced Contra Costa County. This place exists because of the vision of founder Joel Clayton, who was born in Bugsworth, England, in 1812. Clayton made his way to the United States, where he became an entrepreneur and land developer in the East before moving with his… See more details below

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Today's Clayton is an elegant, relaxing place, an oasis of calm isolated from the rest of fast-paced Contra Costa County. This place exists because of the vision of founder Joel Clayton, who was born in Bugsworth, England, in 1812. Clayton made his way to the United States, where he became an entrepreneur and land developer in the East before moving with his family to California, where he envisioned and then built an agricultural and mining center in these rolling hills in 1857. The miners and farmers here worked the land to serve the rapidly developing urban civilization in the Bay Area, which before long reached the little village. Gradually the farms and mining camps gave way to country estates and, later, to the sylvan community we know today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738530932
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/22/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,356,360
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.42(d)

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