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    • Chief cap [realia].

    • Fire departments -- Uniforms.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).;
    • Cheif's hat belonged to Chief Charlie Matteson, who was chief of the El Sobrante Fire Department from the late 1940s until 1969, when he died. -- Provided by El Sobrante Historical Society.
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The game of El Sobrante [realia].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).;
    • "The Game of El Sobrante, based on monopoly board game, issued by El Sobrante Rotary Club in late 1970's. Has most of the larger businesses in the town on the board" -- Provided by El Sobrante Historical Society.
    • Fireman plaque [realia].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Fire departments -- California -- Contra Costa County.;
    • Wood and metal plaque awarded to George Williams upon his retirement from duty as a volunteer fireman from the El Sobrante Fire Department, 1960-1972. -- Provided by El Sobrante Historical Society.
    • Railroad tie [realia].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Railroads -- California -- Contra Costa County -- History.;
    • Sliced portion of railroad tie, which was used on the California & Nevada Railroad, which ran through the El Sobrante area in the 1880s and 1890s. -- Provided by El Sobrante Historical Society.
    • Foster's Freeze menu [realia].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Restaurants -- California -- Contra Costa County.; Restaurants -- Menus.;
    • "Foster's Freeze Menu, 3850 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante. This was the 2nd Foster's Freeze to operate in the town. Undated but probably from around 1970. Business now gone but building still exists" -- Provided by the El Sobrante Historical...
    • Pennants [realia].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Schools -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).;
    • "Pennants from El Sobrante Elementary School, Marie Murphy Elementary School, and De Anza High School. Donated by Kenyon Chan, who lived in El Sobrante and attended all of these schools in the 1950s and early 1960s. Kenyon is the son of Martha...
    • De Anza high school sign [realia].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Schools -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).;
    • "De Anza High School Sign. Removed from the site of the old high school just prior to demolition in 2013. This sign was mounted in front of the entrance to the old school for many years, though it probably is not the original sign" -- Provided by...

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