- October 1999 Vol. XXIX No. 1
- Friday, October 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
Dan Mosier will be speaking about his book "History of Tesla"
Author's night sponsored by Friends of the Livermore Library
- Books available for purchase and signing at Civic Center Library, Livermore
- Thursday, November 11 @ 7:00 p.m.
LHG Meeting, Carnegie Bldg.
- HERITAGE GUILD HAPPENINGS
- A recent birthday bash for Robert Livermore's 200th birthday was a
big success. Over 150 people attended, one third of which were Robert Livermore's
descendants. Gary Drummond gave a presentation on the Life and Times of
Robert Livermore and each guest received a brief summation of his life
story as well as a special edition numbered laminated bookmark. This was
by far the biggest turnout we have ever had for an annual general meeting.
- We would like to thank all the people who helped with the preparation
for the Robert Livermore birthday party, Special thanks to Bill and Susan
Junk, Karen Richardson,
- Tim Sage, Anna Siig and Gary Drummond and the other volunteers that
helped tear down and set up tables. We would also like to thank Elizabeth
Dowdle, who was instrumental in contacting so many of the Livermore descendants.
- We recently acquired 60 more copies of Janet Newton's book Las Positas,
The Life Story of Robert Livermore. If you would like to pickup a copy,
they are $14.95 at the Carnegie Library. Once these copies are gone, more
than likely the book will never be reprinted due to publishing costs.
Excerpted from Livermore Herald, July 8,1927
Passing of Familiar Names
Recalls Old Days in Livermore
- Old names and old places gave way before modern conditions this week
and Livermore lost two of its most familiar landmarks.
- By action of the town trustees Tuesday evening, Lizzie Street was banished
forever, to be succeeded by Livermore Avenue, thus ending a controversy
that has endured with more or less interest for years. No one appeared
before the board to object to the change when it finally came although
several "old timers" on the street had expressed themselves on
many occasions as strongly opposed to dropping the old name which had endured