Tolliver Airship
Terminal Cir, Livermore
Phil Bartlett
Additional Info : SF Call April, SF Call May

TOLLIVER AIRSHIP

EIGHT MILES SOUTHWEST OF THIS LOCATION IN THE SPRING OF 1904, CHARLES TOLLIVER BUILT AN AIRSHIP. WITH AN ALUMINUM SUPERSTRUCTURE, COVERED WITH 6000 YARDS OF PONGEE SILK. THE
CRAFT WAS TO BE 250 FEET LONG, 48 FEET WIDE AND 44 FEET HIGH. FOUR GASOLINE ENGINES POWERED SIX PROPELLERS TWO ON EACH SIDE, ONE FRONT AND ONE REAR. THERE WAS NO NEED FOR RUDDERS WITH THIS TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION. MRS. PHOEBE HEARST WAS THE MAJOR
FINANCIAL BACKER, CONTRIBUTING 72,000 DOLLARS TO THE PROJECT.
FIRST FLIGHT WAS TO BE LATE FEBRUARY 1907. THERE WERE SEVERAL GROUND ACCIDENTS AND THE CRAFT NEVER FLEW.

DEDICATED SEPTEMBER 26, 1981
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS

 

 

Wente Brothers Winery
5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore
Jim Ferris
Additional info : Wente

WENTE BROS. WINERY

HERE THE FIRST WENTE VINEYARD OF 47 ACRES WAS ESTABLISHED BY C. H. WENTE IN 1883. HIS SONS ERNEST AND HERMAN, INTRODUCED
CALIFORNIA’S FIRST VARIETAL WINE LABEL, SUAVIGNON BLANC. THE EFFORTS OF THE WENTE FAMILY HAVE HELPED ESTABLISH THE LIVERMORE VALLEY AS ONE OF THE PREMIER WINE-GROWING AREAS OF CALIFORNIA.
IN THEIR CENTENNIAL YEAR, WENTE BROS. IS THE OLDEST CONTINUOUSLY OPERATING, FAMILY-OWNED WINERY IN CALIFORNIA.

CALIFORNIA REGISTERED HISTORICAL LANDMARK NO. 957

PLAQUE PLACED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION IN
COOPERATION WITH JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13, E CLAMPUS VITUS AND
LIVERMORE HERITAGE GUILD, SEPTEMBER 24, 1983

 

 

Livermore Fire Station  
2365 1st St., Livermore
Ken  Roberts

LIVERMORE TOWN HALL
JAIL AND FIREHOUSE

BUILT 1875, THIS BUILDING WAS FIRST A HOTEL THEN THE LIVERMORE VALLEY BANK. IT WAS THE LIVERMORE TOWN HALL FROM 1905 TO 1957.
THE JAIL WAS IN THE REAR, AND TO THE LEFT THE FIREHOUSE. IT WAS HERE A LIGHT BULB WAS LIT AND CONTINUES TO BURN TO THIS DAY.

DEDICATED BY
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS
OCTOBER 5 1985

 

 

Livermore Southern Pacific Depot
Building (with Plaque) Moved to 2500 Railroad Ave. for Restoration 
Ray Bonetti

LIVERMORE SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT

THIS RAILROAD STATION HAVING BEEN LOCATED ABOUT HALF A MILE WEST OF THE OLD TOWN OF LADDSVILLE, ON LAND OWNED BY WM. M. MENDENHALL, ESTABLISHED THE LOCATION OF THE TOWN OF LIVERMORE. THE FIRST DEPOT WAS A FREIGHT CAR THAT WAS SOON REPLACED BY A BUILDING IN 1891. THIS BUILDING BURNED, AND BY AUGUST 1892 A COMBINATION PASSENGER AND FREIGHT DEPOT WAS BUILT.

DEDICATED APRIL 13, 1991
BY JOAQUIN MURRUETA CHAPTER #13
E CLAMPUS VITUS

 

 

Murrieta’s Well
3005 Mines Road, Livermore  
(Fountain rebuilt, plaque being remounted by owner)
Larry Mathewson
Additional Info : Doins Flyer, Photo

JOAQUIN MURRIETA AND MURRIETA’S WELL
THE LEGEND OF JOAQUIN MURRIETA AND HIS HORSEMEN IS ONE OF THE MOST ENDURING AND FASCINATING CHAPTERS IN CALIFORNIA HISTORY. FACTS, FICTION AND ROMANTIC TALES ENTANGLE TO CREATE A LEGEND OF UNIQUE AURAS THAT HAD BECOME PART OF CALIFORNIAS FOLKLORE, ESPECIALLY IN THE LIVERMORE VALLEY WHERE JOAQUIN WAS A FREQUENT VISITOR. IN THE EARLY 1850S JOAQUIN MURRIETA ROAMED THIS LAND.
MOST FAMOUS AS AN AVENGING OUTLAW OR A ROBIN HOOD, JOAQUIN MURRIETA AND HIS MEN WERE ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE HORSEMEN AND
OF THE BEST OF BREEDS. WILD HORSES, ABUNDANT IN THOSE DAYS
AROUND THE SACRAMENTO DELTA, WERE ROUNDED UP BY JOAQUIN AND
HIS MEN AND DRIVEN TO SONORA, MEXICO, WHERE THEY WERE
SOLD AT HIGH PRICES. ONE OF JOAQUINS FAVORITE CAMPS WAS AT THIS SPOT BECAUSE HE CLAIMED THE WATER HERE WAS THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY WHERE HE RODE. THIS FOUNTAIN IS OVER THE ARTESIAN WELL THAT JOAQUIN MURRIETA FAVORED TO WATER HIS HERDS OF WILD MUSTANGS.

DEDICATED APRIL 16, 1994
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS