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    • Lantern [realia].

    • Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Lafayette (Calif.) -- History.; Brown, Elam.;
    • This lantern was brought from Missouri to California in 1840 in a covered wagon train by Elam Brown, the founder of Lafayette. In 1847, he brought the lantern to the Lafayette area when he purchased the 3,328 acres of the Acalanes Rancho and built...
    • 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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