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

Working Together

Forest Home Farms Historic Park

— Celebrate San Ramon's History —

 
 
Working Together Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 9, 2022
1. Working Together Marker
Inscription.  Animals were an essential part of the ranches and farms of the last century. Horse were especially important to farm life, for they provided transportation, pulled plows, and other farm equipment, hauled cargo, and even powered machines that did jobs such as baling hay. The Boones also raised hogs and cattle for food, tended sheep, and kept chickens.

”…we had a few chickens, but they didn’t pen them up, they ran all over the place… Father Boone [Numa Boone] had 80 hogs and I’ve forgotten how many sheep, but he had a lot of sheep.”
- Ruth Quayle Boone

…and then there was the milk barn [1850s barn] …That’s the really old barn…with the old wide boards on it…That’s were the cows were kept and that’s where they’d milk the cows. My brother and me, we used to help milk the cows for them…”
- Robert Wing, who lived and worked at Forest Home Farms from 1933 – 1940.

Forest Home Farm Historic Park is on the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historical Resources

The City of San Ramon encourages our residents to enjoy this beautiful
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park in celebration of our historic past. By acquiring, protecting and maintaining this valuable parkland, the City of San Ramon is preserving for current and future generations natural places where people and other living things can thrive.
 
Erected by City of San Ramon.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 37° 44.117′ N, 121° 57.109′ W. Marker is in San Ramon, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from San Ramon Valley Boulevard. The resin marker is mounted to a metal stand near the chicken coops. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19953 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, San Ramon CA 94583, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Business of Running a Farm (a few steps from this marker); From Horse to Horsepower (within shouting distance of this marker); Forest Home Farms Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunrise to Sunset (within shouting distance of this marker); First People of the East Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Bounty of the Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Boone House
Working Together Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 9, 2022
2. Working Together Marker
(about 400 feet away); Clement Pierre Elissondo (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Ramon.
 
Also see . . .  Forest Home Farms Historic Park.
"Forest Home Farms Historic Park preserves, promotes, collects, interprets and exhibits the agricultural history of the San Ramon Valley."
(Submitted on July 13, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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