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Livermore in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sister City Program

 
 
Sister City Program Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
1. Sister City Program Marker
Inscription.
“The Sister City Program is an important resource to the negotiations of
governments in letting the people themselves give expression of their common
desire for friendship, goodwill and cooperation for a better world for all”

President Dwight D. Eisenhower (circa 1956)

On Monday, August 23, 1999, the City of Livermore’s City Council dedicated
Sister City Park as a gesture of friendship and goodwill to its sister cities.

“The flags from our sister cities will be flown with our City flag from this day
forward in honor of world peace.”
Mayor Cathie Brown

Livermore City Council, 1999

Cathie Brown, Mayor • John Stein, Vice Mayor • Lorraine Dietrich, Councilmember • Tom Reitter, Councilmember • Tom Vargas, Councilmember

 
Erected 1999 by Livermore City Council.
 
Location. 37° 41.776′ N, 121° 49.037′ W. Marker is in Livermore, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Terminal Circle and Airway Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is located at the Livermore Sister Cities Park at the Livermore Airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Terminal Circle, Livermore CA 94551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Sister City Program Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
2. Sister City Program Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tolliver Airship (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duarte Garage (approx. 2.3 miles away); Robert Livermore (approx. 2.3 miles away); Livermore Southern Pacific Depot (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bank of Italy Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); D. F. Bernal Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); Livermore Flagpole (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Memorial Chapel (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Livermore.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Article – Yotsukaido, Japan. (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Wikipedia Article – Snezhinsk, Russia. (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Wikipedia Article – Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. GovernmentPeace
 
Livermore Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
3. Livermore
Livermore was established in 1876. Long known as a wine region, Livermore also has a strong ranching history. The City is named for Robert Livermore, who raised grapes and made wine in the 1840's. In the 1850's, Livermore became the home to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. Today Livermore has a population of 70,863 residents.
Livermore City Flag Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
4. Livermore City Flag
Livermore Sister City Bench Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
5. Livermore Sister City Bench
Yotsukaido, Japan Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
6. Yotsukaido, Japan
Yotsukaido became our sister city on April 19, 1977. Yotsukaido is a commuter town serving the City of Chiba and metropolitan Tokyo. Before World War II, it was known as an Army base. It had a population of 71,764 as of 1996. Yotsukaido has an agricultural past although it is now known for large housing developments.
Yotsukaido City Flag Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
7. Yotsukaido City Flag
Yotsukaido Sister City Bench Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
8. Yotsukaido Sister City Bench
Snezhinsk, Russia Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
9. Snezhinsk, Russia
In 1998, Livermore adopted its newest sister city, Snezhinsk, Russia. Situated more than 1,200 miles from Moscow in the Ural Mountains, the City of Snezhinsk is home to a major nuclear weapons research laboratory. It was a secret city of the former Soviet Union. Formerly known as Chelyabinsk-70, the City was renamed Snezhinsk (snowflake) after the Cold War. Snezhinsk has a population of approximately 59,000 people.
Snezhinsk City Flag Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
10. Snezhinsk City Flag
Snezhinsk Sister City Bench Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
11. Snezhinsk Sister City Bench
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
12. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Quetzaltenango was the first Livermore sister city.
The relationship began in May, 1965.
The City is located 125 miles from Guatemala City near a volcano called Santa Maria.
It is an important regional center for industry, commerce and education.
Quetzaltenango has five of the six universities in Guatemala.
The 1994 urban population was 90,801.
Quetzaltenango City Flag Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
13. Quetzaltenango City Flag
Quetzaltenango Sister City Bench Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2009
14. Quetzaltenango Sister City Bench
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,516 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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