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    • Ed's Tavern, El Sobrante, circa 1940 [electronic resource].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.; El Sobrante (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Bars (Drinking establishments) -- California -- El Sobrante -- History -- Photographs.;
    • Ed’s Tavern, corner of San Pablo Dam Road and Castro Road (now Valley View) around 1940. There are many bars in El Sobrante, but Ed’s is the oldest, having once been a road house when the San Pablo Dam Road was known as the San Pablo Creek Road....
    • Soap box derby 1957 [electronic resource].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.; El Sobrante (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Soap box derbies -- California -- El Sobrante -- History -- Photographs.;
    • First and second place winners of the annual soapbox derby, staged along Valley View Road from Marie Murphy School, October 19, 1957. The winner, Mike Thomas, is at the left, accompanied by Kathy Gannon. The second place contestant is Kenyon...
    • Civilian Conservation Corps [electronic resource].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.; El Sobrante (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- California -- El Sobrante -- History.;
    • Boys of the Civilian Conservation Corps, February, 1935. The boys are planting trees on the face of the dam, which is not an acceptable practice nowadays. The CCC worked around the Reservoir from at least 1933 to around 1940, building roads,...
    • Richmond Farm Creamery staff [electronic resource].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.; El Sobrante (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Dairy farms -- California -- El Sobrante -- History -- Photographs.;
    • Richmond Farm Creamery staff with vehicles pictured on San Pablo Dam Road in 1933. Soren Skow was a Danish immigrant who established a dairy, around 1899, on land leased along what was to become the San Pablo Reservoir. When the dam was completed...
    • Thode Ranch, 1880s [electronic resource].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.; El Sobrante (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Portraits, Group -- California -- El Sobrante -- History -- Photographs.;
    • Thode ranch, 1880s. H.N. Thode was a German immigrant who built this home at what is now the corner of Valley View Road and Olinda Road. House is still standing and is the oldest standing home in El Sobrante. Thode and wife Elsabe are probably...
    • Hunting party [electronic resource].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.; El Sobrante (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Outdoor life -- California -- Contra Costa County -- History -- 19th century.
    • Hunting party in El Sobrante, late 1870s. Man on the right is Patricio Castro, son of Victor Castro and grandson of don Francisco Castro, grantee of the Rancho San Pablo. Patricio established a beef ranch on what is now Castro Ranch Road which...
    • Alice Campbell [electronic resource].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.; El Sobrante (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Kaiser Shipyards (Richmond, Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.;
    • Alice Campbell, standing across the channel from Richmond Kaiser Shipyard No. 1, c. 1943. Alice was a “Rosie,” though she worked in an office in the shipyards. The Campbell family moved to El Sobrante in 1934 and built a home which still stands,...
    • Boys hunting squirrels [electronic resource].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.; El Sobrante (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Outdoor life -- California -- Contra Costa County -- History -- Photographs.;
    • Boys hunting squirrels on land owned or leased by the Skow family, who ran a dairy operation along Clark Road from the early 1920s until 1955. The dairy was known as the Richmond Farm Creamery, as most of the customers lived in Richmond. The...
    • El Sobrante Library [electronic resource].

    • El Sobrante (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- El Sobrante (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • El Sobrante Library Chronology: County Library establishes a station in the home of Mrs. Blanche Burg (December 1938). Station closes when Mrs. Burg takes a war job (September 1943). El Sobrante Garden Club sponsors new station in a small building...

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