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Presenting the Past: Dan Inman, Danville's founder (Part 2)

by Beverly Lane

Daniel and Josephine Inman began a family within a year of their 1863 wedding and eventually had seven children. Inman's life during the 19th century exemplifies many of the challenges and accomplishments of California's pioneer leaders. He farmed and experimented with different crops, was known as a generous friend, helped begin the Livermore Presbyterian Church, supported the Grange movement, opposed the state's railroad monopoly, and ran for office.

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Beverly Lane, a longtime Danville resident, is curator of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley and co-author of "San Ramon Valley: Alamo, Danville, and San Ramon."


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