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Living - June 27, 2008

Presenting the Past: Celebrate the Fourth, 19th-century style

by Beverly Lane

Fourth of July celebrations have served to remind people of their American heritage for over 200 years. The 19th century San Ramon Valley pioneers went all out for these parties with barbeques, patriotic lectures, races and music.

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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" and "Vintage Danville."

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