East Contra Costa County
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East Contra Costa County by Carol A Jensen
Book DescriptionHo 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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738547749
Paperback / softback
(236mm x 166mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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The "meanest man in California" as described by John Bidwell receives his chance at redemption thanks to the reprint of a work originally published in 1930. The 18th-century Massachusetts native, born of English immigrants moving west with the nation, was a colorful man influencing people and events throughout his life and location.
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