History of Diablo

Diablo CC Cars

Thank you for joining us along our journey into the history of the San Ramon Valley area. Today we are going to dive into the history of a lesser known community in the region called Diablo, California. This area is much smaller than either San Ramon or Danville, but it is rich in history, which makes this community worth a closer look. [Read more…]

History of Danville

Danville, California

Danville, 1858

In our series of articles about the history of the San Ramon Valley, we have covered the history of the city of San Ramon. We highlighted the Harlan House that was built by settlers Joel and Minerva Harlan in 1858 and still stands today. And we explored the Indian tribes who used to inhabit this area. However, no discussion of San Ramon Valley history would be complete without the inclusion of Dan Inman. [Read more…]

Indians in the San Ramon Valley

In our special series, “The History of the San Ramon Valley,” we delved into the history of the city of San Ramon, as well as, the famous Harlan House, which still resides on San Ramon Valley Boulevard. In covering the history of San Ramon Valley, we would be remiss not to take a step even further back in time to look at the first people who inhabited the area: The Valley Indians.

Photo courtesy of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Photo courtesy of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

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The Harlan House – Past, Present and Future

Harlan House. Photo circa 1890 courtesy of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Harlan House. Photo circa 1890 courtesy of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

So often today developers are eager to raze long-standing buildings in favor of modern houses and offices. On the flip side you have historians who feel it’s better to leave things as they are and preserve the legacy of those who have come before us. Just such a situation is currently occurring and the subject of debate is the Harlan House, also known as El Nido.

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Historic San Ramon

San Ramon

Photo circa 1890. Courtesy of Museum of the San Ramon Valley and the San Ramon Valley Historical Society.

People in San Ramon enjoy their community and love all that it has to offer. With modern homes and shopping centers as well as present-day features such as streetlights and crosswalks, it may be difficulty to envision what San Ramon looked like over a century ago. However, the city of San Ramon is rich in history and there are many important stories that make the city what it is today.

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