Contra Costa County History

History Index



California Genealogy and History Archives


Contra Costa County History


The History of Contra Costa County, California

Edited by: Frederick J. Hulaniski
Publisher: Elms Pub. Co., Berkley, CA 1917


Part 1

The Indians Chapter I

Page 1

Early History of California Chapter II 6
Mexican Land Grants-Pen-pictures of Early Days Chapter III 10
Pioneer Citizens Chapter IV 19
The Bear Flag War Chapter V 30
Extracts From General John A. Sutter's Diary Chapter VI 66
Settlement and Early History Chapter VII 79
Climate-Soil-Horticulture-Agriculture Chapter VIII 88
Mines and Minerals Chapter IX 92
San Ramon Valley Chapter X 97
Central Contra Costa County Chapter XI 102
Eastern Contra Costa County Chapter XII 116
Doctor John Marsh Chapter XIII 133
Mount Diablo Chapter XIV 136
Summary of the County's Resources Chapter XV 141
Early Criminal History Chapter XVI 145
Bench and Bar Chapter XVII 194
Educational Chapter XVIII 205
Library Development Chapter XIX 229
Religious Chapter XX 236
The Medical Profession Chapter XXI 248
Banking Chapter XXII 271
Transportation Chapter XXIII 283
Fraternal Societies Chapter XXIV 296
Martinez Chapter XXV     309
Richmond Chapter XXVI 326
Antioch Chapter XXVII 355
Danville Chapter XXVIII 381
Pittsburg Chapter XXIX 383
Bay Point Chapter XXX 390
Crockett Chapter XXXI 393
Oakley and Sand Lands Chapter XXXII 399
Knightsen Chapter XXXIII 404
Rodeo Chapter XXXIV 407
Walnut Creek Chapter XXXV 412
Pinole Chapter XXXVI 421
Port Costa Chapter XXXVII 423
Avon Chapter XXXVIII 424
Byron Chapter XXXIX 426

Part II

BIOGRAPHICAL (see biographies)

A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California
Chicago, Lewis Publ. Co., 1891