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By - Craig Mullins

Some History Of Livermore California

Livermore, California

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Established in 1869 by William Mendenhall, and named after his friend Robert Livermore, the city of Livermore was officially incorporated on April 15, 1876. Robert died in 1858 so he never knew the honor of being a city’s namesake. Much of present-day Livermore real estate is actually a part of Robert’s original ranch, which was granted to him in 1839.

After gold was discovered in California, many prospectors made the one-day journey to Livermore from San Jose by horse or stagecoach, and turned Livermore into a popular ‘pit-stop’ on the way to the Mother Lode in their search for golden riches.

Today, Livermore is thought of as the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the doorway to the Central Valley. As of January 1, 2005, the population of Livermore was 80,723.

Livermore real estate includes the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the California site of Sandia National Laboratories, a new state-of-the-art public library, as well as a Hindu temple visited by the San Francisco Bay Area’s large Indian communities. Livermore, and the valley at large, also boasts the Livermore-Amador Symphony, the Livermore Valley Opera, the Valley Choral Society, the Valley Dance Theatre, and the Del Valle Fine Arts, which helps produce Chamber music concerts.

Since 1918, the city of Livermore has been home to the Livermore Rodeo, often referred to as the “World’s Fastest Rodeo” because of its claim to have more riders per hour than any other Rodeo.

Livermore High School was the first union high school in California, with its establishment in 1891. There is also Granada High School, and Vineyard High, which is offered by Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) as a school for independent study. At the college level, there is Las Positas College and its Sister college in Hayward, Chabot College – both of which are a part of the California Community College system.

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