Guestbook Entries - 2002

I'm very impressed with your website. My wife and I visit Livermore whenever we can. It's a gem of a city and one of the best wines we have ever tasted came from a Livermore winery. Keep up the good work.
Ron Livermore <>
Edmonton, AB Canada - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 23:08:34 (PST)

Happy Holidays! I love your site. I'm spending the holidays on one of those las vegas vacations and guess what, I'm putting on my bridal shoes and having one of those classic las vegas weddings tomorrow. These las vegas vacation packages are great and the vegas hotels are incredible.
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Las Vegas, Nevada US - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 18:21:43 (PST)

Dan Summerfield
USA - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 03:49:09 (PST)

Just looking but nice site.
Dan Summerfield
USA - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 03:49:09 (PST)

Thank you for producing such a down to earth site. none.
Londra Clever
Los Angeles, CA US - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 16:09:22 (PST)

I have been in Livermore since 1968 and have come to know some of the historic sites. I'm glad that you presented the history of those sites seen in the slide show. Thanks very much.
Marty Phillips <>
Livermore, CA - Friday, December 06, 2002 at 22:07:32 (PST)

The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society invites all of our friends at the Livermore Heritage Guild to a celebration of 25 years of community service to the Livermore-Amador vallies. Please join us on Tuesday, December 10, at Beth Emik on College Ave. in Livermore starting at 7:30PM. See you there and bring a friend to help us celebrate.
Richard Finn <>
Livermore, CA USA - Friday, December 06, 2002 at 10:39:44 (PST)

Hey! Nice site. If you are ever in Las Vegas let's play golf.
Las Vegas Golf
Las Vegas, Nevada US - Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 01:19:55 (PST)

Fratenal greetings from Goldsboro NC USA. Wonderful website you have here, I enjoyed it very much. Stop in and visit with us at
anthony <>
Goldsboro, NC USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 19:13:28 (PST)

Enjoyed looking thru the other links. I was in one of the 1st original Livermore Band's with my brother Mel. We were known as "Storm". We both still play music and miss Livermore. I visit often. Thanks!
Nadine Maxwell <>
Modesto, CA - Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 20:37:49 (PST)

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Ikeja, LAG NIGERIA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 19:10:50 (PST)

Thank you very much for having our Durant Motors Automobile Club up to you very nicely restored Durant Dealership & garage. I was so impressed by you old fellows & all your hard work I joined up our club as a sponsor and am looking forward to a long and lasting relationship between us. We will be forwarding Durant & Star items for you to display at your Livermore garage & Durant dealership. I have comp'ed you into our club for a lifetime membership. You will be getting our very fine 20 page magazine every three months. The best to all you. Our website is Sincerely Lance Haynes President Durant Motors Automobile Club
Lance Haynes <>
San Diego, ca. US - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 17:36:52 (PST)

I came to duarte's garage years ago as a car buff most recently my son was married at Ravenswood. I found your site and renewed my interest of the Livermore Valley. my son is an Alameda County employee so we both look for places to visit. Thanks for the web site
Debi Hesselein-Leary <>
santa clara, ca santa clara - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 16:07:24 (PDT)

Greetings: I stumbled on your organization while doing a Google searth for Photographer E J Lawless. He was a druggist and photog. in Sisson for many years. If I understand correctly, he also had a business in Livermore. I'm unable to find a e-dress to ask my question directly, please pass this note along to anyone who may have information about Lawless and the time period of his influence on Livermore. Thanks, NICE SITE! Perry
Perry Sims The Sisson History Project <>
Mt. Shasta, CA USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 10:23:33 (PDT)

Hi to you and your guests. Having just had lasik eye surgery I can see what a great job you've done here. I recommend laser eye surgery to anyone. I swear by laser surgery and/or lasik surgery if you need that. I thought you'd like a little verbal communication on this point. Great job!!! none.
Cynthia Lasik
Portland, OR US - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 23:38:47 (PDT)

Hi there. I'm a developer for las vegas golf resorts and las vegas casinos websites. I guess internet casino gambling and golf is my specialty. Just wanted to say I like what you did with your site. You did a great job. none.
Teresa James <>
Las Vegas, NV US - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 20:37:31 (PDT)

Hi! I'm Ian. You have a nice and usefull website. I am working for online as seen on tv store. I find your site while searching for related sites and It's a pleasure to sign your guestbook. Thanks!
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Texas, Texas USA - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 21:23:18 (PDT)

I was just reading about the Crohare Bakery. I would like to know more about the family that owned that establishment.
Carlos Crohare <>
Santiago, Chile - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 07:32:13 (PDT)

On behalf of the Durant Motors Automobile Club, I wish to extend my sincerest thanks for everything the Guild did Sunday to welcome us the Highway Garage. We traveled for 3 hours in the hot sun, but you made it all worthwhile when we arrived. Youíre a great group of people and I hope our two organizations will have a long relationship from this point forward.
Rick Botti <>
Fremont, CA US of A - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 16:22:23 (PDT)

California. Thank you for letting me sign your guestbook and thank you for your website. Glad you are here. none.
San Diego, CA US - Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 15:46:32 (PDT)

hello and many greetings from europe

Germany - Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 08:29:19 (PDT)

Hello my name is Cisco. English language is my second language . I visit sites like yours to learn new english vocabulary words and improve my english grammar . I hope to have effective communication and business communication for a new job in US. I learned a new word of the day from your site. I plan to be public speaking and business writing better now from your site. Thank you. none.
Bogota, Putumayo Colombia - Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 02:45:44 (PDT)

Hey just found this looking around the net it's fun to know there's more than one Lynne Rowe...great name! Take care...
Lynne Rowe <>
Bellingham, wa u.s. - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 11:00:26 (PDT)

Hello from Detroit, Michigan! I am a fellow auctioneer cruising the 'net for ideas for our web site! Keep up the good work and God Bless!
Cedric Ector <>
Detroit, MI USA - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 13:27:25 (PDT)

I enjoyed the site and would love to visit Livermore.
Jimmy Anderson <>
Edinburgh, Scotland. - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 20:18:00 (PDT)

I enjoyed the site and would love to visit Livermore.
Jimmy Anderson <>
Edinburgh, Scotland. - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 20:16:46 (PDT)

I would like to see more on the Del Valle Sanitarium, especially photographs.
Mitchell Barham <>
Menlo Park, CA 94025 - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 09:55:22 (PDT)

I can't spell! Here is the correct URL: ... livermore without the last 'e'
Harry Briley <>
Livermore, CA USA - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 22:24:17 (PDT)

I like getting the Newsletter and just tonight discovered past issues are on-line at this web site. I did not know that! Keep up the good work. I especially like seeing the eLivermore site with photos of Livermore. For a couple of years, I have been hosting a Livermore web page which is a sub-set of the churches in town. Nothing fancy, but if you have four months of free time, you can visit up to 20 churches (or about half of the available congregations). These are my personal favorites caled "Harry's Tour". - Only 900+ hits since last July but enough to motivate me to keep it current. Enjoy!
Harry Briley <>
Livermore, CA USA - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 22:20:56 (PDT)

Hi to you and your guests. My name is Jazz (Mom liked jazz music). I recently got into the web site promotion business. Are you interested in some online marketing help with your site. I do search engine optimization, keyword marketing research, and pay per click management. In short, internet advertising. If interested, email me at
Internet Marketing
San Francisco, Ca US - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 04:36:20 (PDT)

Heartened by the Guild's focus on historic preservation. Florence was founded in 1866. It's downtown is a National Register Historic District.
Jim Webb <>
Florence, AZ USA - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 14:00:33 (PDT)

I really loved looking at the postcards and the old pictures. I grew up her in Livermore and boy have we changed. Thanks for the memories
Kathy Anderson <>
Livermore, CA Alameda - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 15:55:55 (PDT)

Interesting, Thanks
Jana Altieri <>
Livermore, ca Alameda - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 13:27:09 (PDT)

Greetings to you and your guests. Love what youíve done with your site. As an educator I can say you have great communication skills.teeth whitening none.
La Mesa, Ca US - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 01:15:49 (PDT)

Wow! Youíve found yourself a great franchise opportunity. Good luck! And great site by the way! none.
San Diego, Ca US - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 03:35:58 (PDT)

I enjoyed your site very much. An ancestor of mine ,John Henry Church,died in Livermore in 1919. Could you tell me if there is anyone doing obituary, City Directory etc. lookups for a fee so I could ask them to help me find further information on him? Kathleen
Kathleen Crain <>
Vancouver, BC CanadaV6M 3X8 - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 10:00:24 (PDT)

Hello, I started a website for Livermore about 4 months ago. It is called "The Livermore Buzz" and the URL is (Yes, you read it right). The site is totally interactive. Any user may post articles, comments, join in threads in the message forums, even online chat. One of my objectives is to collect as much of Livermores history in the form of narratives fromt those who have lived it. If you can something you can contribute to this reconstruction of Livermore's past, please visit, make a nickname, select "submit news" and use the "Livermore History" topic. All articles will appear on the front page and become part of the searchable archive for all to enjoy for years to come. On a final note, the site is proving to be very popular. I invite you to stop in and play a video game or interactive crossword puzzle. Last month saw 1623 pages served up. This month, as of the 4th, aleady we have served almost 700 pages. See you there... Thanks! --John
John <>
Livermore, CA USA - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 00:42:33 (PDT)

Hello, I am looking for pictures of the old schoolhouse that used to be on the corner of old Altamont Pass Road and Greenville Road. My grandmother, Rose McQuistion, lived in that old schoolhouse the whole time I was growing up. It has since been torn down and I would dearly love to show my kids and grandkids pictures of it. I have my fondest memories of staying with my grandmother on weekends and summer vacations in that house. If anyone has any pictures or history on the house, please write to me. My grandmother and father are both gone now so I don't have anyone to 'fill in the holes' so to speak. Thank you, Rosalie Fox
Rosalie Fox <>
Lathrop, CA USA - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 19:21:54 (PDT)

My son went with his third garde class on a tour of Downtown Livermore and he came home with all kinds of info I never knew about. This town we live in has great history.
Kristy Wieser <>
Livermore, CA USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 10:38:54 (PDT)

This is amazing! A true wonder of the times. Hope some day to see it myself.
Lynne Rowe <>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 07:12:58 (PDT)

My name is Edmund Marco and it's a pleasure to sign your guest book. I work for an advertising agency in London. Our agency represents direct marketing companies that are involved in the marketing of products as seen on TV in England. Most of the infomercial products come from the U.S. but then again we export our talents as well. My brother has appeared in infomercials in the U.S. advertising various products. I think it's hilarious that English people respond so well to American products while Americans tend to respond well to sales people who have an English accent! none.
London, Kent England - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 03:42:34 (PDT)

Very lovely, would love to see more!
Julie Elfin <>
Livermore, Ca USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 11:30:48 (PDT)

Are the Livermore papers, "The Livermore News", and/or "The Herald" from the year 1916, available at the Society's headquarters?
Daniel A. Berry <>
Burlingame, California USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 13:32:55 (PDT)

I am researching a family, my grandfather's, that lived in Livermore at the turn of the century. The surname is Goodfield. The pertinent names are Jesse (Jesus), Theodore (Teodoro), and Abraham. Jesse was a mason (bricks). I am trying to get the names of their parents to put one more piece of the puzzle together. Thanks for any help that can come my way.
Paul Carroll <>
Santa Rosa, CA - Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 08:31:08 (PDT)

Looking for information about Bill Dear, my wife's grandfather who moved from Oregon to Livermore about Seventy years ago. He had settled here in town and may have had a business. He also has family still in the area.
Rich & Gay Spivey <>
Livermore , CA USA - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 21:09:38 (PDT)

I was particularly interested on the historical sketch of Laddsville. I am a direct decendant of Alphonso Ladd through his daughter Alice Coughlin Ladd, and am searching for information on the Ladd surname. Are there any other decendants stillliving in the Livermore area?
Shane Chism <>
Boulder, CO USA - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 13:54:50 (PDT)

I am enjoying reading about Livermore even though I lived here for the last 25 years. I am doing a research for a cousin in Minnesota which he would like to learn more about our town. Keep up a great work!
Carole Petrini <>
Livermore, CA USA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 14:18:21 (PDT)

I like your work :) acuvue contacts
- Monday, April 01, 2002 at 20:24:13 (PST)

My parents told me about your site, so I thught I would check it out. It was good to see Mr Sweet's picture. I remember visiting him in is office a "few" times when I went to school at Junction. I have alot of memories growing up on Kennedy St and Yorkshire Drive, walking to school to Portola, Junction and LHS...but then we moved away. One of these days I'll be back. I want to see if the clay mural is still up at Junction, my older sister was one of the models for it. Thanks again for the memories.
Mike Henderson <>
Tigard, OR USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 21:11:26 (PST)

thank you for letting me visit my home town.
Penny McDowell Avery <>
willis, tx usa - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 18:08:28 (PST)

Thank you for the site. I am interested in the Livermore Sanitarium and the names of the Physicians who proacticed there. Specifically, Dr. Louis Mead,(d. 1916)who may have been either a physician there or a patient. Dr. Mead died of "Softening of the Brain" at Agnews State Mental Hospital. Any information about Dr. Mead, his father, Lewis Risdon Mead or the Byron Hot Springs is appreciated.
C.A. Jensen <>
- Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 11:28:33 (PST)

I am interested in corresponding with ancestors of John Green of Dublin Ca. Born 2/14/1823 Elfeet, Newtown Cashel, County Longford, Ireland. Died in Dublin 12-15-1895. John Green served two terms as an Alameda County Supervisor, built the Green Store and bred the world champion racehorse, Directum. John Green married Anna McGovern, also of Ireland and they had seven children. Thomas, Joseph, Edward,Mary, Clara, Ann and my Great Grandmother, Ella. There must be some local decendents. I am happy to share photos, ect. Sincerely, David Keller 209-892-5555
David Keller <>
Patterson, Ca usa - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 08:29:17 (PST)

I wanted to do some research on the city of Livermore, found this site to be helpful.
Sarah Anderson <>
El Sobrante, CA USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 18:11:25 (PST)

I really miss Livermore, lived there briefly '76-'77 and moved back in '82 and finally moved to NC in '86. Married a Livermore girl (unfortunately divorced now, miss her too). I lived in Menlo Park and Burlingame, but Livermore was my favorite. It seemed to be changing so fast when I left in '86. I still have photos of the old school house (inside and out) at Altamont and another old school house between Dublin and Livermore. I think both burned down before I left. The photos of the Altamont School were take about two weeks before it burned. If someone could answer a question for me I would appreciate it. Is the old gas station still standing at Altamont? How about the old hospital (?) outside of town on Arroyo Canyon Rd? I worked at the Kragen Auto Supply there in Livermore, met many of the people of the city and they were all great folks. I miss you all. John
John Curry <>
Ayden, NC USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 19:42:15 (PST)

Nice site........found the link from the Livermore transit website. Enjoyed the old postcards. Thanks
John <>
Trivalley, CA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 09:24:41 (PST)

We were dying to see the slide show but the projector bulb burnt out.
Greg Lorch <>
South Bend, IN USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 19:48:38 (PST)

Greetings, hope your weekend was the best ever. Stumbled across your website and just -- on impulse -- thought I'd sign your guestbook. Have a great day.
Catherine Lake
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 23:35:57 (PST)

Greetings and thanks for you website. I am a descendant of Samuel Barclay Martin and J. West Martin. Anyone interested in either man or their genealogy may contact me anytime. I would also like to know more about the Rancho Santa Rita. Warm regards, Bruce Dayman
Bruce Dayman <>
Victoria, BC Canada - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 14:33:54 (PST)

Greetings and thanks for you website. I am a descendant of Samuel Barclay Martin and J. West Martin. Anyone interested in either man or their genealogy may contact me anytime. Warm regards, Bruce Dayman
Bruce Dayman <>
Victoria, BC Canada - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 14:31:57 (PST)

- Friday, February 01, 2002 at 01:47:01 (PST)

dublin, IRELAND - Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 07:23:24 (PST)

Hi, I was glad to find your site -- it proves that there really ARE some old buildings in Livermore. After searching the local real estate listings, with all newer homes, I was quite depressed. I may be moving to the area later this year -- does anyone know of any neighborhoods with some nice older homes (i.e. bungalows, etc.)??
Karalynn Ott <>
Ithaca, NY USA - Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 15:12:05 (PST)

I grew up in Livermore 1965 - 1979 and was thrilled to see my principal from Sonoma Elementary listed as the treasurer for LHG. Mr. Sweet - just wanted you to know that I am now a teacher myself and speak often and fondly to my students about "the good ol' days!" Great site!
Gina Wood-Labonog <>
Stockton, CA USA - Friday, January 04, 2002 at 18:49:09 (PST)