Gold Creek
Moller Park, Pleasant Hill Rd., Pleasanton    
Dave Pearce

GOLD CREEK
THE GREAT GOLD DISCOVERY OF 1871
ON FEB. 8, 1871 TWO MEN, THE NAMES OF NEAL F. TAYLOR AND TIMOTHY COX, WERE
LOOKING FOR COAL IN THE AREA FOUND MORE THAN THEY WERE LOOKING FOR. ON
THE CREEK WHICH COMES DOWN THROUGH THE DOUGHERTY RANCH THE TWO MEN
FOUND GOLD FLAKES AND GOLD DUST. SOON OTHERS HEARD OF THIS AND THERE
WAS A GRAND RUSH TO GOLD CREEK.
THERE WERE 20 CLAIMS STAKED AND SOME 30 MEN WORKING THE CREEK FOR GOLD,
WHICH NEVER PRODUCED MUCH AND WAS DESERTED BY APRIL 1871. THERE IS NO LONGER
GOLD IN THE CREEK BUT IT IS YET ANOTHER CHAPTER OF GOLD MINING IN ALAMEDA COUNTY.

DEDICATED TO THE HARDY MINERS OF THE 1800’S THIS APRIL 2, 1988 BY
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS