Pinole began as the cornerstone of a massive land grant nearly 200 years ago and grew to become an economic center of early Contra Costa County. Today it is a diverse and public-spirited small city with a high regard for, and interest in, its heritage. Pinole was named for the gruel (penole or pinolli) made from seeds, grain, and acorns given by welcoming Native Americans to explorers in the Pedro Fages expedition in 1772. Pinole’s rich commercial and farming history—made possible by its access to San Pablo Bay and by the convergence of two railroads that ran through the heart of the community—is chronicled here with numerous photographs from the latter part of the 19th century through 2009, recalling buildings, people, and events that still live in the hearts of the city’s modern-day residents.
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The Pinole Historical Society has gathered images of a city that once was, and still is, thriving and looking to the future, while intent on preserving its past. The book pays tribute to many of the prominent families of Pinole’s history, including Martinez, Fernandez, Tennent, Downer, and Faria, with photographs donated by many of their descendants and other longtime Pinole residents.
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Book Description ARCADIA PUB (SC), 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # V1-9780738570426
Book Description Arcadia Publishing, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Title: Pinole Photo Book Nearing Completion Author: Staff Writer Publisher: Pinole Historical Society Newsbriefs Date: Winter 2009 Work on the long-awaited book on Pinole -- the latest in the award-winning Images of America series of city books published by Arcadia Publishing -- is nearing completion. Work began last April. The 127-page book will be submitted to the publisher by the February 10 deadline. The book will contain approximately 200 photos of Pinole, dating all the way back to the 1850s, and will cover Pinole's history through 2009. The Pinole Historical Society plans to host a book launching event. The date will be announced as soon as the PHS hears from the publisher when delivery of the books is expected. We'll have a pre-publication order form in the Spring 2009 issue of this newsletter, which will be distributed in May. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0738570427
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Book Description Arcadia Pub, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 128 pages. 9.75x6.75x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0738570427
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Book Description Arcadia Publishing, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110738570427