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Books about Contra Costa County

Books about Contra Costa County

The Walnut Creek Historical Society offers historical reference books and as well as a few other books for sale. The books can be purchased at the Shadelands Ranch Museum (click here for hours and directions) or, in some cases, at local book stores or online.

In chronological order by date of publication

  • History of Contra Costa County, California
    (Original preface signed W.A. Slocum & Co., J.P. Munro-Fraser, historian) San Francisco, Calif., W.A. Slocum & Co., 1882; Index to the History of Contra Costa County by Slocum & Co., compiled by Bernard Freedman, 1986; Excerpts available on the web; file contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Joy Fisher sdgenweb@yahoo.com 2005
  • The History of Contra Costa County, California
    Edited by F. J. Hulaniski; Berkeley, Calif., Elms Publishing Co., 1917; Index to the History of Contra Costa County by F. J. Hulanski, compiled by Bernard Freedman; Excerpts available on the web; Transcribed by Contra Costa County, California Genealogy Trails
  • History of Contra Costa County, California, with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present
    Los Angeles, Calif., Historic Record Co., 1926
  • History of Contra Costa County
    By Mae Fisher Purcell; Berkeley, Calif., Gillick Press, 1940; Index to the History of Contra Costa County by Mae Purcell, compiled by Bernard Freedman
  • California’s Contra Costa County, An Illustrated History
    By George Emanuels, Fresno, Calif., Panorama West, 1986