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Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: March 31, 2016
Caption: James Rankin Marker
Additional Description: Captions: (bottom left) Making Martinez home for over a century; "Nana," Sara Elizabeth Brown Rankin, 1852-1934; Janet Rankin at the Rankin Ranch, circa 1905; Phyllis Butcher Wainwright, daughter of Janet Rankin Butcher. Martinez School Trustee and Chair, Martinez Cemetery Commission; (center column, top to bottom) Rankin Orchards with house in the background. Note poles on the left bringing the County's first telephone service to the Sheriff's home.; Rankin House circa 1884, located in today's Rankin Park. Rankin family members are among those in the foreground.; Rankin Ranch assets as listed about 1910 to prepare for sale of property: 44 English Walnut Trees in bearing • 400 Olive Trees in bearing • 150 Orange Trees in full bearing • 25 Almond Trees in bearing • Small family vineyard • A family orchard of cherries, peaches, pears, plums, French prunes, apples, apricots, and quint of about 4 acres • 40 acres of pasture land • Good fourteen room house with all modern improvements, electric lights, open plumbing, etc. • Good barn, outhouses, and chicken houses in good repairs • A fine spring which supplies the place with water from an elevation • 4 large rain water tanks with a capacity of 16,000 gallons • Rock quarry on place • 79 3/4 acres in all; (top right) Newspaper obituary from the Contra Costa Gazette, October 19, 1901.
Submitted: April 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p348392
File Size: 3.759 Megabytes
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