First Settler of Livermore Valley
California State Historical Landmark #241
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This landmark is located in Portola Park near the intersection of Portola Avenue and North Livermore Avenue in Livermore, California. There are 35 other California State Historical Landmarks in Alameda County.
Born in England 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.