Guestbook Entries - 2001


I lived in Livermore as a youngster and attended Sonoma Elementary School (Mrs. Ostrander was the BEST first grade teacher!). It's nice to see the history of this wonderful town preserved for all to see. Thanks for the hard work by the LHG to make it possible for me to stroll down memory lane.
Kathy Lombard Kammer <skykam2@hotmail.com>
Herndon, VA USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 05:26:02 (PST)


cool
jon <fluke@pioneers.net>
otisville, ny United States - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 13:22:31 (PST)


Does anyone know of a Ms. Livermore who worked as a missonary in India, maybe around the 1900-1930. She had adopted my father while he was a little boy. My father has passed away now and since I am compiling a family history for my daughter, I would love to able to go back as far as I could.
Mary Rolston <mrolston@ahrq.gov>
USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 10:15:34 (PST)


What ever happened to the Roma Wine Co. of Fresno? They were active in the 194's.
Bruce Hannon <b-hannon@uiuc.edu>
Champaign, IL Champaign - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 16:21:00 (PST)


I moved here from Oakland in 1965. It was like moving from Hell to Heaven. I have always been interested in the History of Livermore. I hope Livermore will preserve as many historical sites as possible. I really enjoyed your very informative and interesting Web Site. Pauline Stewart
Pauline Stewart <pmstewart@attbi.com>
Livermore, CA Alameda - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 22:18:45 (PST)


I have lived in livermore since 1946 and worked at coast mfg. now hexcel for 38 years-retired in 1993.I went to 5th street school in 6=7 and part of 8th grades.I have seen many changed in this town some better some worse but its still a great place to live.Enjoyed the heritage guild web site very much.
kenneth stewart <krstewart@attbi.com>
livermore, ca alameda - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 22:11:53 (PST)


INTERESTED IN THE HISTORY OF TREVARNO ROAD, WHY HAS THIS STREET BEEN PRESERVED? THIS LOCATION LOOKS AS IF IT BELONGS TO THE PARK DISTRICK
KATHLEEN SILVA <KREATIVEKATHLEEN@AOL.COM>
LIVERMORE, CA USA - Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 13:54:40 (PST)


I should like to hear from any LIVEMORE (NOT LIVERMORE!) family members, particularly those living overseas,as I'm trying to establish a family database.
Laurence Livemore <laurie@laurielivemore.plus.com>
Winterbourne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset England - Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 06:45:55 (PST)


I should like to hear from any Livemore family members, particularly those living overseas,as I'm trying to establish a family database.
Laurence Livemore <laurie@laurielivemore.plus.com>
Winterbourne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset England - Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 06:42:16 (PST)


I was very happy to com across your site! I have been trying to trace my family tree. My mother says that part of my family originates in England from the House of Livermore My great great (maybe one more great) grandmother was Stella Amanda livermore She married Robert Christy SR. Does anyone know the 8 brothers and sisters of Robert Thomas Livermore? or the names of his 8 children? Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am also looking for a book called Livermores in america. Anybody seen it before?
Melody Harper <Harpershead@aol.com>
matlock, WA - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 23:29:34 (PST)


you if you were at Arroyo San and collected autographed pictures of world wide celebrities. Please contact us either at the History Center, 449-9927 or email me. A former patient at Arroyo San wishes to contact you. Thanks!
Anna <siig@home.com>
Livermore, CA U.S.A. - Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 13:33:01 (PST)


As a genealogist with an interest in Livermore would it be possable to have included in the postcard section as up to date veiw of the town as well as the older ones. Thanks for a lovely site.
peter carr <peter@biscuitware.co.uk>
England - Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 10:43:23 (PST)


followed link from lincoln highway sight
william g rankin <wgr @vaxxine>
St. Catharines, Ontario Canada - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 23:39:30 (PST)


Where is "Downtown pictures?" also what year was the rairroad station built
wally wood <wwood@northpoint.net>
livermore, ca 94550 - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 13:26:53 (PST)


Hey wassup this is Aaron Carter!
Aaron Carter <adog200099@yahoo.com>
oakland , ca U.S.A. - Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 13:45:44 (PST)


I believe Joesville was the little "camp" across the street from the Rockhouse. The highway divided the two. Joesville had a big house, later turned into apartments. It was surrounded by little cabins--much like an early motel. This is not to confuse it with Tubbsville. Joesville even had a small corner grocery store.
A. Blair <Wolfrun8@aol.com>
Livermore, CA USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 14:51:24 (PDT)


Excellent site. ThanksManga
Manga
New York, USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 18:14:20 (PDT)


I WAS BORN AND GROUP IN LIVERMORE . WHEN I WAS SMALL I REMIMBER THAT MY FAMILY ROAD IN THE PRAIDES . I WAS BORN 1951 AND I HAVE SOME FAMILY LEFT. SOME OF MY FAMILY WAS THE VARGAS ,MENDONCA , MULLERS . I GRAD.FROM LIVERMORE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1970. THAT WAS THE GOOD OLD DAYS. SOMETIME I MISS ALL THE OLD DAY. IF ANYONE KNOWS OF A PERSON NAMED: PATTY ( JONES ) CHEESEMAN SHE GRAD. FROM LIVERMORE HIGH IN 1970 I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF SHE IS STILL AROUND.
yolanda ( Austin) Marsh <yoloriemae @ aol.com>
fairfeild, ca salono - Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 23:47:16 (PDT)


It is a good website, but I think you may want to add something in about the five prominent families (Livermore, Granada, Amador, Alameda, and that one I can't remember) and about why certain thing happened, like Alameda naming the city after his good friend, Robert Livermore.
Ian Darlington <ian@home.com>
Livermore, Ca USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 16:26:00 (PDT)


I have read about mr Carnegie. He has written a book called think right and be successful,I have read about this powerful man,and I been so glad I found this site. thanks to all of you who have composed the website. It was really good. thanks Elisabeth Judinsson
elisabeth Judinsson <elisabeth@mbox379.swipnet.se>
Hagersten, sweden - Sunday, October 07, 2001 at 13:18:22 (PDT)


Livermore is so auesome with all it's history. I sure hope it can be preserved with all the building going on now and that that is planned for the future.
lesley riesen <les@riesens.com>
livermore, ca usa - Wednesday, October 03, 2001 at 00:52:50 (PDT)


Ken! Please send your email address so we can send you the information regarding your post card. Joesville is now the Rock House. Fun history there!
Anna <siig@home.com>
Livermore, - Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 23:01:12 (PDT)


I have a photo identified as "Fireplace, Joesville (not Jonesville) Livermore. Does that ring a bell for anyone? Thanks! Ken
ken <texasgrey>
Dripping Springs, TX USA - Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 20:13:13 (PDT)


I have a photo identified as "Fireplace, Joesville (not Jonesville) Livermore. Does that ring a bell for anyone? Thanks! Ken
ken <texasgrey>
Dripping Springs, TX USA - Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 20:12:30 (PDT)


Really enjoyed "surfing" thru your site. Well done and informative. Am an amateur history buff very interested in the history of the Lincoln Highway. Intend to check out the LHG area in the old library and perhaps attend the LHG meeting this Saturday. Wednesday, September 26, 2001.
Harry Howe, Jr. <harryhowe@sbcglobal.net>
Livermore, Ca. USA - Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 10:50:19 (PDT)


Just visiting the site
Ron Lipera <Ron_Lipera@hotmail.com>
Burke, VA USA - Friday, August 24, 2001 at 10:30:18 (PDT)


good if i could see it! ok now klick place has come up on bottom of page uselage really but good to see as a very good reference point after a hard days work !
paul cooper <richardcooper@xtra.co.nz>
nelson, new zealand - Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 00:28:01 (PDT)


I visited the Livermore station site a few mths ago and had it in my favourites to visit from time to time but found it no longer exists.This is a great site and thank you to the many people who have put it together.I will be back to check the lights progress from time to time,
Murray Brooker <firebus55 @hotmail.com>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 06:14:00 (PDT)


I would like to see inside the highway garage at times in addition to memorial day
Robert Werner <BobWerner@aol.com>
Pleasanton, CA USA - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 19:17:37 (PDT)


Have just visited your site. My family of Livermores originates from Maldon, Essex in England. A group went to Salt Lake City in the 19th century. My father was Claude, and his father was Frederick. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who thinks we might be related. Good luck to all Livermores!
Clive Livermore <clivermore@clpr.fsnet.co.uk>
Colchester, England - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 04:18:01 (PDT)



I'm the son of Russell Meyer Taylor, son Of Willam Taylor who married Lilly Meyer and built the Taylor House at the corner of 6th and South L in Livermore. Dad (R.M.Taylor) spoke of working for Wells Fargo delivering packages and his mothers (Lilly Meyer) many years teaching school in Livermore. He also spoke of his fathers general merchandise store in Livermore as well as one of the first automobile dealerships (Chalmers).
Russell William Taylor <rtaylor676@earthlink.net>
Cayucos, Ca San Luis Obispo - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 09:26:11 (PDT)


I have tried several times to send a responce to mitch@oregontrail.net only to have it sent back as undeliveable.My husband and I live in the home of Richard Rees who was the brother I belive of Will Rees. If you are still interested in learning more in regards to the Rees family I would love to hear from you. Thank-You The Weins
Dorothy Wein <buell@worldnet.att.net>
Livermore, Ca United States - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 10:40:20 (PDT)


was a great. Wouldn't it be amazing if it was still burning 100 years from now?
Wendy
Livermore, cCA USA - Friday, June 29, 2001 at 08:49:29 (PDT)


I visited your web site today as a result of looking into Livermore's famous centennial light bulb, which was manufactured by your Shelby Electric Company, ca. 1900, which I hadn't known. Having lived most of my life in California, I've been well-acquainted with the Livermore light bulb for probably more than 40 years. I guess it can be said that a century ago, the Shelby Electric Company turned out a quite fine and long-lasting product. Would that we could say that about light bulb manufacturers one century later. I had a most enjoyable visit to your web site and --- who knows? --- might someday get to visit your nice lttle town in person. Thank you for the experience.
Tom Kelly <tommythek@webtv.net>
Bolingbrook, CA United States - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 15:10:43 (PDT)


Hi from Shelby, Ohio, where the Livermore light bulb was made. I enjoyed your website and am looking forward to reading more about the light bulb celebration. Congratulations on a job well done. Sally
Sally Maier <eileenrey@aol.com>
Shelby, OH USA - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 17:29:41 (PDT)


The Guild auction was a success again this year! I want to thank fellow Guild members - quite a team! And a big thank you to all who donated items and food. Thanks to all who bid on items, making the auction fun and rewarding. Thank you, Lynn Owens, for an awesome job! And.... yes, we have already received donations for next year! Call us, we pick up all through the year! See you next May, Memorial Day weekend, if not before!
Anna <siig@home.com>
Livermore, - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 10:49:08 (PDT)


Anna: My messages are still being returned. So, I will thank you here for being so kind. Jan Turner
Jan Turner <gardenia6@onemain.com>
Grass Valley, CA USA - Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 08:22:24 (PDT)


I have tried to respond to your most generous e-mail, but it keeps coming back as undeliverable. I do not know why. Jan Turner
Jan Turner <gardenia6@onemain.com>
Grass Valley, CA USA - Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 19:52:58 (PDT)


My Grandmother, Ella Louise Fassett, was born in Tesla, CA on September 27, 1901. Here father was George Elmer Fassett. Was Tesla a town that was absorbed by the incorporation into the city of Livermore? I would like to communicate with anyone who could be in my family tree. Please contact me at gardenia6@jps.net. Jan Turner
Janice Turner <gardenia6@onemain.com>
Grass Valley, CA USA - Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 17:24:00 (PDT)


My family loves your site. My husband's family has it's roots going way back to early Livermore (The Armstrong clan). My inlaws are deceased now, and our daughter is learning about her heritage thru LHG, and all the wonderful parts of Livermore. Thank you for allowing her (and us) to get in touch with our roots! Would love to hear from anyone related to these families: Armstrong, McKelvey, Hansen, Bell, Beck (all those in Janet Newton's book about the Armstrongs Of Collier Canyon). Those are our family ties. My husband's mom was Rosanna Hansen Stewart. Thanks!
Peggy Stewart <Peg41626@aol.com>
Cave Creek, AZ USA - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 21:16:59 (PDT)


Hi Barbara, Muriel, Anna, Gary, Bill and .... I have been forgetting to tell the board that I hear that the Farmer's Market will be located on the History Center's east side stree on Thursdays from 4-7, May 17th to Oct. 18th. what do you think about having the center open on some of those evenings? Thank you! Tim
Tim Sage <tjsage@sandia.gov>
Livermore, CA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 11:55:46 (PDT)


I think the Livermore Heritage Guild shoulf make a youth program for teenager's like me who are very intersted in Livermore's history. i enjoy Livermore and the people here. "all we have is the past to tell us how we got here!" Keep the Guild alive!!!
Michaela
Livermore, Ca USA - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 14:28:21 (PDT)


Looking for field trip ideas for a third grade class at Smith School with a focus on local history. Thanks for giving me some good ideas!
Sally Blaze <sallyblaze@earthlink.net>
Livermore, CA USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 06:58:46 (PDT)


I always appreciate the information provided here about the history of Livermore. Keep up the good work.
Wendy
Livermore, CA US - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 19:45:33 (PST)


Bonna Martin!! Where are you? I am looking for my best childhood friend who lived in Riverside, CA from 1957 (2nd grade) to 1962 (7th grade). In 1962 her Air Force father was restationed and the family moved to Livermore, then Dublin (or vise-versa) and we lost touch. If anyone has middle school and/or high school yearbooks I would very much appreciate any help in locating the schools she attended so that I might find her in alumni or reunion lists. She would have graduated in 1969 and the only address I remember having for her is 8473 Newry Pl. Dublin, CA. She had an older brother, Daniel Martin I think, and a younger sister, Jan Martin. Bonna was born in 1951 and I miss her very much. I have loved browsing this site and look forward to someday visiting your historic town. It sounds so quaint and lovely. Thank you in advance if you can help me find my friend. Sincerely, Wanda Reed
Wanda J. Reed (Van Hoose) <wandabear@webuniverse.net>
Riverside, CA USA - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 02:20:03 (PST)


Anyone who left a message in our Guestbook from October 2000 until February 10th, 2001, please send it again. Those messages were lost. We enjoy hearing from you!
Anna <lhg@lhg.org>
Livermore, CA USA - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 00:15:25 (PST)


I would like to know if the old "Arroyo Del Valle" sanitoriam is still standing. About ten years ago I researched its history in your city library newspaper files. I am especialy interested in the time periods of 1932/1934 and 1949/1950.
Jim Barrett <barjam@presys.com>
- Monday, February 26, 2001 at 10:27:02 (PST)


We had snow on Mt. Hamilton and Mt. Diablo today. That is about 15000 Ft.
Wendy
Livermore, CA - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 19:41:15 (PST)