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Coal miner, store and hotel owner, Justice of the Peace, mine manager and owner, rancher, County Sheriff, banker and community leader. At seventeen, in 1865, James Rankin left his family and emigrated from Scotland, landing in New York City. In…
In this cemetery are laid to rest many of the early California pioneers, settlers and their families. One of the more famous is Joseph Reddeford Walker, XNGH - mountain man, guide and pathfinder.
In 1865, at the age of 17, James Rankin emigrated from a Scottish coal mining town after hearing of the "Black Gold" in Contra Costa. He worked with pick and shovel in the underground mines of Somersville. In 1885, Rankin was elected sheriff and…
This monument erected in honor of his contributions as a soldier, mountain man, and explorer who through his efforts and those of his breed such as Jim Bridger, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Jedediah Smith, helped explore and open the way to the West. There…
William Hook came to the California gold country in 1850 to sell mining equipment and build mining machinery. In 1853 Hook opened a general store at the corner of Ferry and Main Streets in Martinez. Over the years Hook brought up land in Contra Co…
Prosser Home Dutch Colonial built as a wedding gift for Alice, daughter of James Rodgers Sr Granddaughter of the Buckleys Built 1919
Russo Family Home Original House Circa 1850s Rebuilt in 1936 by Sicilian fisherman & Martinez can- nery worker, Salvatore Russo who fished Mar- tinez, Alaska, and Monterey Built 1850's & 1936
Original home of fisherman Nino Cardinalli & family who operated Cardinallis Fish Market at 604 Alhambra. He & wife Jenny, were parents of former county supervisor Nancy Fahden Built 1913
Barber's House Original home of Joe & Sarah Rich. Joe was the town barber, working at the Travellers Inn (now the Riverhouse). Sarah was the daughter of prominent fisherman Dominic Mercurio. circa 1949
In front of you lay the hull remains of the schooner Forester. The schooner, launched in Alameda in 1900, would take cargoes of lumber from northern forests of Oregon and Washington to points in the Pacific including China, India, and Australia. T…