East Contra Costa County California (Postcard History Series)

East Contra Costa County California (Postcard History Series)


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East Contra Costa County California (Postcard History Series) by Carol Jensen, East Contra Costa Historical Society

Ho for California! The terminus of the first overland immigrant pack train destined for California was John Marsh’s adobe, Brentwood. Since 1841, East Contra Costa County has been a grain and fruit basket to the world, a recreational playground for resort living, and a home for health and family life. Its wheat was exported for brewing Guinness beer, and fresh apricots, peaches, and cherries still bring produce fanciers for summer harvest. Weekenders houseboat, wakeboard, and fish through the region’s thousands of miles of delta waterways. This sentimental history of the communities of Brentwood, Bethel Island, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, and Oakley reveals the importance of these California Delta communities in settling and developing the Golden State.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738547749
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 12/04/2007
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,278,702
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Carol A. Jensen is author of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America: Byron Hot Springs. Working with local history enthusiasts, she has drawn from public and private postcard collections to capture small-town life. Historical details and anecdotes accompany the views to tell the interesting story of these fast-growing communities.

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