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Historical Publications
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Local Books and Movies
Links to other sites with Historical Publication
Historical Publications available at the LHG History Center

Local Books and Movies

Title Author Description Available at Price*
the movie
Murray /  Raney DVD or VHS.  Independent Film about Livermore.  Centers on the lost Centennial time capsule, the totem pole and various Livermore peculiarities. 60 minutes  Altamont Books
Livermore - The Movie web site
~25.00 DVD
~20.00 VHS
Suburbia Bill Owens 2nd Edition, 1999.  Photos of suburban life.  Taken in Livermore. Altamont Books 29.95

* Prices may vary.

A few of the souvenirs available in Livermore

Item Description Available at Price
Note Cards Various note cards of Livermore scenes such as downtown buildings, Ravenswood, and Wineries. History Center varies
Cross Stitch Kit Cross Stitch Kit of the Livermore Totem Pole.  1981 History Center 6.00
Post Cards, old Package of old post cards History Center 2.50
Post Cards Assorted valley scenes History Center 0.25 ea
eLivermore.com post card Post Card given out at the Rodeo Parade in 2003, with 6 photographs of Livermore See Web Page Free


Links to Historical Publications
Other sites listing Historical Publications

Link Description
L-AGS Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society Publications Page.  Contains a detailed list of  publications available and information on how to order.


Historical Publications
available at the Livermore Heritage Guild History Center
In the Carnegie Building, 3rd St between J and K.
Wednesday to Sunday, 11:30 to 4:00
Most are locally written.

Title Author Description Price
Alameda County Place Names Page Mosier & Dan Mosier List of names of places in Alameda County with a paragraph description of each.  125 pages, soft bound, 1986.  ISBN: 1889064-02-5 9.95
All the Way to Lincoln Way Bill Roe A coast to Coast Bicycle Odysse.  192 pages, soft bound, 2000.  ISBN: 0-9703188-0-4 16.95
Altamont Barbed-Wire Telephone Francis Young Recollections of connecting two family homes with telephone service by using barbed wire fences.  1 page, 8.5 x 11. 0.25
Anza Expedition Janet Newton Anza Expedition to Alta California, 1774-1776.  48 pages, soft pamphlet, 1975. 1.00
Archeology of the Christopher Buckley Winery William C. O'Neal Description of the archeological dig at the Ravenswood winery. 3.00
Armstrong Family of Collier Canyon Janet Newton 12 pages, 8.5 x 11 0.75
Boltzmann, Ludwig, in the Livermore Valley in 1905 LHG 4 pages, 8.5 x 11  
Brick Making in Livermore     0.25
C.A. Buckley William A. Bullough Blind Boss of San Francisco and Lord of Livermore.  8 pages, 8.5 x 11, 1979. 0.80
California Coal Towns     2.95
Chamber of Commerce Pamphlet, 1927   Replica of 1927 Livermore Chamber of Commerce Brochure.  8 pages, 8.5 x 11 1.25
Cemeteries of Pleasanton & Dublin Livermore Amador Genealogical Society Jan 1990, 138 pages, spiral bound.  8.5 x 11  
Charm of Old Livermore, The Janet Newton Paintings by Janet Newton of Livermore buildings and sites, with descriptions. 10.00
Title Author Description Price
Chinese Experiences Gary Drummond Chinese Experiences in the Livermore Area.  20 pages, soft pamphlet, 2002 5.00
Company I, a Brief History Barbara Bunshah 2 pages, 8.5 x 11. 0.50
Cooking a Honker (winery Cookbook) Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association Cooking a Honker and other kitchen tales from the Livermore Valley Wine Country.  Recipes and Stories.  1996, 96 pages 14.95
Costanoans, The A.L. Kroeber Chapter 31 of the Handbook of the Indians of California.  First published 1925.  16 pages, soft pamphlet, 1978 0.55
Cresta Blanca and Wetmore     2.00
Crosby Ranch called "Mulfontes", The Janet Newton Based in interviews with Isabella Crosby McGeehon.  4 pages, 8.5 x 11 1.00
Del Vale Mercantile LHG Based on an interview with Louis Gardella, who owned and operated the Del Valle Mercantile from 1924 until it closed in 1956.  Located in the Forester's building on 2nd & J.  6 pages, 8.5 x 11. 0.50
Dublin Reflections; 2nd edition     20.00
Early Days in Livermore-Amador Valley Several Alameda County School Dept.  68 pages, soft bound, 1973. 4.63
Early Livermore Livermore Heritage Guild Pictorial History of Livermore.  128 pages, soft bound, 2006 19.99
Fifth St. School, history Livermore Heritage Guild History of Livermore's Fifth Street School.  5.5 x 8.5.  4 pages, 1982 0.25
First National Bank Larry Mauch Sept 1989 LHG newsletter article.  3 pages, 8.5 x 11  
Flourishing Livermore, 1907     2.50
Walking tour of south side Livermore homes     0.50
Title Author Description Price
H.A. Coal Mine (Hayward) Dan L. Mosier The H.A. Coal Mine.  Chronicles of a Coal Mine in Hayward, CA. 1992.  first edition was 1979. 2.95
Historic Livermore, California: Illustrated, A-Z Anne M. Homan An encyclopedia of people, places, and things in Livermore.  584 pages, soft bound, 2007 34.95
How to Research Your Old House     0.05
Jack London's Boyhood in Livermore; 2nd Edition Janet Newton 12 pages, soft pamphlet 3.50
Jack London's Boyhood in Livermore; 1st Edition Janet Newton 12 pages, 8.5 x 11. 1.00
Jose Maria Amador Mary Crosley-Griffin Forgotten Pioneer.  1993 2.50
Just the Facts Barbara Bunshah Highlights of Livermore History.  5.5 x 8.5, 8 pages, 1988 0.50
Klondike News Gary Drummond, Anna Siig The Adventure of Livermore Residents from 1897 to 1906 during Alaska Gold Rush.  250 pages, soft bound, 1998 12.95
Las Positas (biography of Robert Livermore) Janet Newton 200 pages, Hard Bound 14.95
Lincoln Highway (a history circa 1930s) Pleiades Press The story of a crusade that made transportation history.  315 pages, soft bound, 1995.  ISBN: 0-918959-01-2 22.95
Lincoln Highway Guide (plus map of system)   168 pages, soft bound.  Originally published in1916.  The preprint published 1995.  ISBN: 0-918959-004 11.95
Livermore Brewery Larry Mauch 4 pages, 8.5 x 11. 1.00
Livermore Cemeteries     15.00
Livermore College Larry Mauch History of the Livermore College.  2 pages, 8.5 x 11. 1.00
Livermore Enterprise, Excerpts from the LHG Saturday, July 15, 1876.  8.5 x 11.  4 pages.  Mostly on Livermore history.  
Livermore  Soda Works Larry Mauch History of the Livermore Soda Works.  4 pages, 8.5 x 11 1.00
Livermore Town Halls LHG Description of Livermore City Halls.  List of mayors up through 1979.  12 pages, 8.5 x 11 0.25
Livermore Valley: 1878-1889 Janet Newton Maps, Pictures, and descriptions.  Second Edition, 1988 10.00
Title Author Description Price
Loan Oak Farm Janet Newson Home of John & Anna Young.  1985.  8.5 x 11.  2 pages.  
May School, History Barry Schrader
Janet Newton
History of May School, which was north of 580, on May School Road.  The school burned in 1979, at the age of 110.  This article was written before it burned.  4 pages, 5.5 x 8.5. 0.15
Mendenhall, William M. Gary Drummond The Story of the founder of the town of Livermore, California.  12 pages, 8.5x11 soft bound, 1996 4.00
Mister Livermore Herald - Maitland R. Henry   Obituary, Editorial, 1986 2.50
Morning Side of Mt. Diablo Anne Marshall Homan An Illustrated account of the San Francisco Bay area's historic Morgan Territory Road.  256 pages, soft bound, 2001.  ISBN: 0-9678989-2-7 28.50
Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Tesla Dan L. Mosier 8 pages, 8.5 x 11, 1978 0.55
Ohlone Way, The Malcolm Marsolin Indian life in the San Francisco - Monterey Bay area.  182 pages, sfot bound, 1978.  ISBN 0-930588-01-0 12.95
Old Account Book, An (purchases of Robert Livermore) Ralf & Janet Newton An old account book of Thomas Bowen's customers, including Robert Livermore.  32 pages, soft pamphlet, 1982. 2.00
125 Years: Livermore Presbyterian Church Julia Kleincke and Gary Drummond 116 pages, soft bound, 1995.  Covers 1871 to 1996. 10.00
Open To the Public Charles Akers A Guide to Museums of Northern California.  352 pages, soft bound, 1994.  ISBN: 0930588-72-X 14.95
Pioneer Mother: Mary Harlan Smith Livermore Heritage Guild 1995, 34 pages.  Soft bound. 3.00
Quilts from Near and Far   Livermore Quilt coloring book.  8 pages, 8.5 x 11 0.10
Railroad Land Grants     1.00
Title Author Description Price
Rasmussen House Frances & Charles Welling June 28, 1990.  ~50 pages, 8.5 x 11  
Ravenswood Story, The Janet Newton 8 pages, 8.5 x 11, 1996.  2nd Edition 2.00
Recollections of Prof J. D. Smith Gary Drummond 128 pages, soft bound, 1995 10.95
Red Mountain Robert W.P. Cutler The rise and fall of a Magnesite Mining Empire.  1900-1947.  The mine was south of Livermore, on Mines road. 340 pages, soft bound. ISBN 0-9713235-0-X  19.95
Real Estate Development in Livermore History Gary Drummond 8 pages, 8.5 x 11, 1979 1.00
Robert Livermore Adobe Site (archaeology dig) William O'Neal 16 pages, 8.5 x 11.  Nov 29, 1981 3.00
Rodeo Program, 1993      
Tesla, History of, A California Coal Mining down Dan Mosier & Earle E. Williams Description of the coal mining town of Tesla, now part of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation area.  See web site for more details.  405 pages, 2002 (2nd edition). 29.95
Veterans Park, History Janet Newton Veterans Park is by the entrance to the Veterans Hospital on Arroyo Road.  1974.  3 pages, 5.5 x 8.5. 0.15
Walking Tour, Self-Guided (downtown) Gary Drummond Descriptions of downtown buildings. 0.75
What Style is that house LHG 1 page, 8.5 x 11. 0.05