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Danville in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

James Root House

1860

 
 
James Root House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 14, 2020
1. James Root House Marker
Inscription.  Once surrounded by beehives and pear orchards, this Victorian-Queen Anne Cottage was built by Joel Haden Boone, descendant of Daniel Boone. Joel married Sophie, daughter of pioneer Robert Beatty Love.

Daughter Ina Boone married James Root. Their children Austin, Jim, Cora, Sarah, and Harold were raised here. One winter the creek overflowed so they rowed their boat a mile across a field to their grandparent's house.
 
Erected 2017 by Danville Heritage Resource Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 49.382′ N, 122° 0.146′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Railroad Avenue, Danville CA 94526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Austin Root House, 1919 (within shouting distance of this marker); Close Family Property (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); McDonald's Drug Store

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(about 700 feet away); First Danville Fire Station (about 700 feet away); Xavier’s Shoe Store (about 800 feet away); San Ramon Branch Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danville Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Purple Heart Community (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Regarding James Root House. This property is Danville Heritage Resource No. 21.
 
James Root House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 14, 2020
2. James Root House and Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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