El Sobrante, California (Images of America Series)

El Sobrante, California (Images of America Series)

by Donald Bastin
     
 


El Sobrante is a semirural community in Contra Costa County situated between the towns of Richmond, Pinole, and Orinda. In Spanish, el sobrante means "the surplus," but is more commonly translated as "the leftovers." The name is derived from the Rancho El Sobrante, which was carved from land surrounded by Mexican land grants. Unlike many of its neighbors, El… See more details below

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El Sobrante is a semirural community in Contra Costa County situated between the towns of Richmond, Pinole, and Orinda. In Spanish, el sobrante means "the surplus," but is more commonly translated as "the leftovers." The name is derived from the Rancho El Sobrante, which was carved from land surrounded by Mexican land grants. Unlike many of its neighbors, El Sobrante never attracted any large company or business interest that would have determined its pattern of growth. As a result, the town was free to develop in a way that reflects the wishes and hopes of its residents. Its people take pride that their community is a quiet place with small businesses, unpretentious homes, and open space where people can walk, ride horses, or simply enjoy nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738588766
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/16/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,355,206
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.38(d)

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