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Our Town: Headlines from the Past – From the 19th century to the 20th

Our Town: Headlines from the Past – From the 19th century to the 20th

| March 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

By HARRIETT BURT Martinez News-Gazette Contributor Thank you for the good feedback about the ‘headlines’ series we started a month ago. When it was a five-day a week ‘daily’, the Gazette had a column called the “Good Old Days” featuring small bits of news on that date going back several decades. My editor, Bob Osmond, […]

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Underground Echoes: Found, hidden treasure in plain site

Underground Echoes: Found, hidden treasure in plain site

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JOSEPH & JUDIE PALMER Special to the Gazette We would like to thank all of you for taking this multipart journey of exploring the life of Aaron Rice and his family during the mid to late 1800’s period of California. This column’s offering is about our latest research trip to Napa, where we made […]

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Longtime restaurant near donated railcar demolished

Longtime restaurant near donated railcar demolished

| March 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

Demolition of the award-winning Walnut Creek steakhouse, Vic Stewart’s, has been underway, but the rail car that has been donated to the Martinez Historical Society is being protected, Society President John Curtis said. Contractors started the demolition right by the rail car, which is between South Broadway and Iron Horse Trail, he said. “The car […]

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Historical society turns to crowdfunding to move historic rail car to Martinez

Historical society turns to crowdfunding to move historic rail car to Martinez

| February 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

What do you do when you get the chance to own a 1901 Pullman rail car and make it a showcase in your city? The Martinez Historical Society decided to turn to crowdfunding, said President John Curtis. And the goal is to raise $10,000 – maybe more – to get the rail car moved here […]

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