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Exchange Club to host speaker on Indian Burials in the Valley

Original post made by Steve Mick, Alamo, on Dec 2, 2009

On December 9, 2009, the Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley will host Andrew Galvin, Native American Consultant and Curator of Mission Dolores in San Francisco, who will speak on "Native American Indian Burials in the San Ramon Valley." Sign-in begins at 11:30 PM and lunch is at 12:00 noon.

Note: Our Exchange Club members who are also members of Rotary have asked that you bring one warm coat for the homeless.

Please join us at Faz Restaurant, 600 Hartz Ave., Danville. Cost is $16 for members and $20 for returning guests. Call 275-2412 for reservations. Contact email is Our website is

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Posted by Harald Paul Arthur Balle
a resident of another community
on Dec 4, 2009 at 7:57 am

Dear Dolores,

It seems the story must be told. Back in the days of yesteryear, the Queen granted Lord Goldsworthy all lands east of Lo Nerang, a principally in Northern India, reaching around the earth to England. Sir Nigel Goldsworthy, the Lo Nerang Heir, was sent by his father to the southwest of what is now USAmerica, to claim all lands as Lo Nerang and to civilize the local natives. Joined by his fateful Indian companion, Tontoramantha, Sir Nigel was a unique site in his traditional white suit, black veil, astride his white horse Silvaar.

Tontoramantha was quite offended each time some ignorant native would ask, “Who is that masked man?” When he would reply, “He is the Lo Nerang Heir,” the local would say, “this injun here says that there is the Lone Ranger.”

Ah, another story of the old west,

Buck’s boy

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Posted by Valley Citizen
a resident of Danville
on Dec 7, 2009 at 9:52 am

I think it's outrageous that the Indians would deliberately bury their dead family underneath the places they knew would eventually become gated neighborhood communities, Blue Ribbon Schools and upscale boutiques like ours. Ignorant, my foot, Harald! I've personally never seen an Indian ghost in Danville, but that's not to say they aren't there using their power for ill on our children, pets and hard-earned private property. Speaking of which, it might be best for the Exchanger Club, the Danville Weekly and other entities with the power of press to suppress this scary information, which could hurt property values in already troubled economic times. Thank you.

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Posted by Harald
a resident of another community
on Dec 7, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Dear Dolores,

As I continue my relationship with Dame Willowbey Goldsworthy, the 13th heir of Lo Nerang, we will take a moment to celebrate the humor shared in this exchange.

May the spirits of all things past, present and future move us to celebration this holiday season.

Buck's Boy

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