On Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 10 am, a Gold Rush tour of the Alamo Cemetery will be offered by docent re-enactors from the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. The Alamo Cemetery dates from 1856 and is located at the corner of El Portal and La Gonda way in Danville. Cost is $3.00. No reservations are required.
This tour will include historic characters standing by "their" gravesites who will share their stories of the California Gold Rush. Included are Robert and Mary Cox Baldwin who came to Danville in 1852 and 1853; Mary Ann Jones who arrived in California in 1846 and lived in Alamo; and Charles Wood (arrived in 1852) with his daughter Sycamore School teacher, Charlotte Wood; and Daniel Boone relative, James O. Boone who arrived in Dutch Flat in 1852 and then settled in San Ramon.
All of the families featured came here after prospecting for gold in the Sierra. The Alamo Cemetery is part of the Alamo/Lafayette Cemetery District, which was established in 1937.It is a public, non-profit and non-denominational cemetery with offices at 3285 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA.
Also not to be missed is the new Gold Rush Exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley located at 205 Railroad Ave in Danville in the restored Danville Depot. The Museum is open 1 -4 , Tuesday – Friday and 10 – 1 on Saturday. See museumsrv.org or call 925 837 3750.
For more information about this tour contact Patty Dobbin at 838 0127.