Don Jose Maria Amador
7134 San Ramon Rd., Dublin
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Additional info : Jose Maria Amador, Wikipedia

DON JOSE MARIA AMADOR
SOLDIER  EXPLORER
PIONEER RANCHER

JOSE MARIA AMADOR, BORN 1794 AT SAN FRANCISCO PRESIDIO, SPENT HIS EARLY
YEARS IN THE MEXICAN ARMY AS SOLDIER, EXPLORER, INDIAN FIGHTER, AND WAS
LATER ADMINISTRATOR AT MISSION SAN JOSE.
AMADOR WAS PAID FOR HIS SERVICE WITH LAND, A GRANT STRETCHING FROM
DANVILLE ON THE NORTH TO PLEASANTON, AND FROM THE CREST OF THE
WESTERN RIDGE TO THE CREST OF THE EAST.
IN 1826 AMADOR BUILT HIS HOME ABOUT 800 FT. WEST OF THIS MARKER ON THE SITE
OF ALAMILLA SPRING. HE WAS THE FIRST SETTLER IN THIS VALLEY AND RAISED
CATTLE, HORSES, GRAPES AND GRAIN ON HIS RANCHO SAN RAMON.
HE IS THE ONLY MAN IN CALIFORNIA’S HISTORY TO HAVE A COUNTY, CITY, VALLEY
AND SCHOOL NAMED AFTER HIM. IN 1883, AMADOR DIED AND WAS BURIED IN GILROY.

DEDICATED SEPTEMBER 23 , 1978 BY THE
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS