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Newsfront - February 1, 2008

Cowboys sharing stories at Museum

Stop by the Museum of the San Ramon Valley tomorrow and talk to former cowboy and ranch hand Barney Robles, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Barney grew up in the San Ramon Valley and worked on the Bishop and Wiedemann ranches before becoming a fireman. He continued to work as a cowboy for Hap Magee and at other ranches on his days off. Robles appearance is in conjunction with the current exhibit, "Agriculture, For a Century, the Business of the Valley," which highlights the period 1850-1950. It runs through May 10.

Next week on Saturday, Feb. 9, meet longtime resident Mildred Fereira, who went to work in her mother's beauty shop on Hartz Avenue in Danville after graduation from San Ramon High School in 1938. For more than 25 years she was the hairdresser for most of the farmers' wives.

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located in the restored Southern Pacific Depot at 205 Railroad Ave., Danville. Call 837-3750.