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Presenting the Past: The Howard Ranch and White Gate Farm

by Beverly Lane

When the San Ramon Valley Historical Society put historical plaque No. 4 at the White Gate house in Green Valley, they recognized two families from the 19th and 20th centuries, the Howards and the Donahues.

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Beverly Lane 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: 150 Years of Memories."


Posted by Yvonne Avila white, a resident of Diablo
on Jun 18, 2009 at 5:30 am

I remember going to visit Ruth Donahue and son Ray when I was a teenager. My grandmother Philomena /Minnie Avila was good friends with them. I was sad when houses took over the land. The old house was so majestic looking with the big tree in the front yard. A good memory

Posted by Chris Scott, a resident of Danville
on Jun 19, 2009 at 6:22 pm

We used to visit White Gate in the early Sixties and would sneak through the property on our way to the cliffs in search of birds of prey nests. It was always an adventure being chased by the cattle or Rancher Donahue in his old truck.