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WALNUT CREEK’S HISTORY

From the time of the first Native American inhabitants to today, Walnut Creek has been an area rich in history. Today’s Walnut Creek reflects the influences of those first Native Americans as well as Spanish explorers and the first Mexican and the first American settlers.

Explore the pages of this section to learn about Walnut Creek’s history – from the first inhabitants to changes of the last decade – and about Walnut Creek’s founding families, leading citizens, and local historical landmarks. And, be sure to share your own stories and images from your own collection of “great moments” of our history.