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    • 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...
    • Walnut Creek Library [electronic resource].

    • Walnut Creek (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Walnut Creek (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Photograph of the Walnut Creek Library built in 1916 on Main St. with a $2,500 grant from the Carnegie Corporation. It served as the community library until the dedication of the new location on Broadway in 1961.
    • Antioch Library [electronic resource].

    • Antioch (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Antioch (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Antioch Library Chronology A group of Antioch citizens forms a library club with each member contributing $5 (1893). M. Williams opens the Antioch Free Reading Room at the back of his store on Main Street (1906). Antioch Woman’s Club organizes a...
    • Bay Point Library [electronic resource].

    • Bay Point (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Bay Point (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Bay Point Library Chronology: Contra Costa County Library establishes Bay Point Library in hospital room of the Bay Point Lumber Company (October 15, 1914). Bay Point Library moves to bandstand on Carroll Street (1918). Bay Point Library changes...
    • Clayton Library [electronic resource].

    • Clayton (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Clayton (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Clayton Library Chronology: Clayton Branch of AAUW takes on project “Build a Library for the Clayton Community” (March 1989). City of Clayton pledges $1.4 million for building (1991). California State Library awards $2.8 million of California...
    • Concord Library [electronic resource].

    • Concord (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Concord (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Concord Library Chronology: Concord citizens organize to establish a public library and reading room in the Concord Fire Hall (1906). Library moves into new quarters next door to the Levenson Building (1913). Concord Library joins the Contra Costa...
    • Crockett Library [electronic resource].

    • Crockett (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Crockett (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Crockett Library Chronology: Crockett Branch of Contra Costa County Library opens in the YMCA hall (March 27, 1914). C&H Sugar Refining Company provides space in the former Bank of Pinole building for the Crockett Library and the Library moves...
    • Danville Library [electronic resource].

    • Danville (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Danville (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Danville Library Chronology: Danville Grange arranges for library service from the California State Library (1906). Danville Grange writes letter in support of the formation of the Contra Costa County Library (July 19, 1913). Branch library opens...
    • Brentwood Library [electronic resource].

    • Brentwood (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Brentwood (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Brentwood Library Chronology: Brentwood Library Association builds, furnishes and opens Brentwood Branch of Contra Costa County Library at First and Oak Streets (November 1914-January 1915). Library burns to the ground (July 8, 1919). Library...
    • Moraga Library [electronic resource].

    • Moraga (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Moraga (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Moraga Library Chronology: County Library opens Moraga Branch in grocery store (January –August 1918). County Library provides library service in a room located at the back of Moraga post office (1936-1944). Pacific Telephone and Telegraph offers...
    • Martinez Library [electronic resource].

    • Martinez (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Martinez (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Martinez Library Chronology: The EQV [Esse Quam Videre or to Be, Not to Seem) Club is organized to establish a free reading room (October 24, 1883). Martinez Free Reading Room and Library Association organize and open a reading room in a building...
    • Oakley Library [electronic resource].

    • Oakley (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Oakley (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Oakley Library Chronology: County Library establishes Oakley Branch Library (November 1913). Library moves to Oakley Woman’s Club (1916). Oakley Library moves to a new space in the former Oakley School building on East Ruby Street (1975). Governor...
    • Orinda Library [electronic resource].

    • Orinda (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Orinda (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Orinda Library Chronology: County Library opens deposit station with a small book collection located at the Orinda Park School (1914). Orinda Library moves to a 4x4 foot bookcase in the Orinda Store (1925). Library moves into combination fire...
    • Pleasant Hill Library [electronic resource].

    • Pleasant Hill (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Pleasant Hill (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Pleasant Hill/Central Library Chronology: Representatives of church, civic, and fraternal organizations in Pleasant Hill organize the Pleasant Hill Library Committee (June 1953). Friends of the Library raise funds to renovate abandoned Pleasant...
    • Pittsburg Library [electronic resource].

    • Pittsburg (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Pittsburg (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Pittsburg Library Chronology: Sumner Crosby, former State Assemblyman from the 47th District donates 584 books to town; town places books upstairs in the firehouse, and puts Mrs. Theresa Minaker in charge (1913). County Library establishes...
    • Pinole Library [electronic resource].

    • Pinole (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Pinole (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Pinole Library Chronology: Contra Costa County Library establishes branch in the Pinole Opera House (March 5, 1914). Mr. L. P. Brandt builds Pinole’s first library building, an 8x10 foot corrugated sheet metal structure, on the corner of San Pablo...
    • Rodeo Library [electronic resource].

    • Rodeo (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Rodeo (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Rodeo Library Chronology: County Library opens Rodeo Library in schoolhouse (February 1914). Library moves to different rooms in town (1915,1918,1920). Rodeo Library Association rents space from school district for Rodeo Improvement Club and...
    • Prewett Library [electronic resource].

    • Antioch (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Antioch (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Prewett (GenOn Gateway Center for Learning Library) Chronology: Dedication of Antioch Branch Library at 501 West 18th Street (March 30, 1968). Antioch City Council, recognizing the need for library services in the rapidly growing neighborhoods of...
    • San Pablo Library [electronic resource].

    • San Pablo (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- San Pablo (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • San Pablo Library Chronology: Contra Costa County Library establishes a station in the San Pablo Post Office (1914). Station moves briefly to the office of Justice of the Peace Moitoiza (1942). Station moves to the Wanlass Insurance Agency office...
    • San Ramon Library [electronic resource].

    • San Ramon (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- San Ramon (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • San Ramon Library Chronology: County Librarian, Clarence Walters, outlines need for expanded library service in the San Ramon Valley in a memorandum to County Administrator, J. P. McBrien (November 1973). Pacific Rim Development Co. announces that...
    • Walnut Creek Library [electronic resource].

    • Walnut Creek (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Walnut Creek (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Walnut Creek Library Chronology: Women’s Improvement Club organizes the Walnut Creek Free Library (July 1911). Walnut Creek Library joins the Contra Costa County Library (October 9, 1913). Carnegie Corporation announces grant of $2500 for...
    • Ygnacio Valley Library [electronic resource].

    • Walnut Creek (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Walnut Creek (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Ygnacio Valley Library Chronology: Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors accepts gift of 1.15-acre site from Nellie G. Casey (November 25, 1969). County Board of Supervisors with consent of Cities of Concord and Walnut Creek forms County Service...
    • Dougherty Station Library [electronic resource].

    • San Ramon (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- San Ramon (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Dougherty Station Library Chronology: Library Advisory Committee recommends planning for library in Dougherty Valley and for at least one additional branch in San Ramon in the future (March 11, 1998). Diablo Valley College Strategic Plan calls for...
    • El Cerrito Library [electronic resource].

    • El Cerrito (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- El Cerrito (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • El Cerrito Library Chronology: Rust Branch Library opens in Rust (now El Cerrito) post office (October 31, 1913). Library moves to the home of Dr. Joseph T. Breneman (1915). Rust Branch Library changes name to El Cerrito Branch Library...
    • 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...
    • Hercules Library [electronic resource].

    • Hercules (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Hercules (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Hercules Library Chronology: County Library establishes station in the Club Room at the California Powder Works in Hercules for the men employed by the Powder Works (November 13, 1913). Hercules Library closes as city population declines...
    • Kensington Library [electronic resource].

    • Kensington (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Kensington (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Kensington Library Chronology: County Library opens Kensington Park Branch in the home of the Caudron family (October 13, 1922). Branch moves to the home of Miss Eleanor J. Loudon (1925). Branch moves to Sulliger real estate office (1931). Branch...
    • Lafayette Library [electronic resource].

    • Lafayette (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.; Library buildings -- History -- Lafayette (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Photographs.;
    • Lafayette Library Chronology: County Library opens branch in a corner of the Lafayette post office (1915). Lafayette Improvement Club purchases old Lafayette School building, moves it to Main Street as enlarged quarters for the combination post...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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...

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