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Living - February 23, 2007

Presenting the Past: Jose Maria Amador's Rancho San Ramon

by Beverly Lane

One warm August night in 1834, Jose Maria Amador found himself waiting for a card game to end so he could finalize the title to his San Ramon Rancho grant. Forty-three years later, he recalled the circumstances:

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Posted by Juan Francisco Avila, a resident of another community
on Jul 9, 2008 at 11:38 am

When I lived in Dublin in the 1980's I had the chance to explore Alamilla Springs in front of the Apartment Complex. Near a sign indicating that the San Ramon Ranch was once there I explored the edge of the spring. There, I found one half of a homemade cabinet hinge made of brass. There was also the upper part of a small broken hand blown bottle dark in color. A piece of broken Chinese ceramic and a small white square about a half inch which to this day I don't know what it is. There was also a marble which came at a later time to the other items. I still have these because they may have once been owned by Jose.