#241:  Livermore Memorial Monument

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Portola Park, Portola Ave and N Livermore Ave, Livermore



Private Plaque


From the plaque:

Robert Livermore, first settler of Livermore Valley, was born in England in 1799 - died Rancho Las Positas 1858. Arrived in Monterey 1822. Married Josefa Higuera y Fuentes 1830. Settled on Rancho Las Positas 1835. "Next to the mission fathers, he was the first man to engage himself in the culture of grapes, fruit, and grain." . The Livermore hacienda was a short distance north of this spot.

Erected by Las Positas Parlor No. 96, Native Sons of the Golden West. Tabled placed by the Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West 1935.

©2009 David Schmitt