George Wasson conducts a tour of the Oliveria home shortly before it was demolished for new construction. It was purchased by the Oliveiria family in 1902. The 42-acre property was located in Burton Valley on Oliveira Lane. It is now homes. The property was once pear and walnut orchards.
A celebration of Lafayette’s 150th birthday starts with a tour of the Lafayette Cemetery, has demonstrations of various gold panning methods, dancers in period costumes, culminating with a parade along MT. Diablo Boulevard and the third annual Lafayette Arts and Wine Festival.
Theron Nelson is a Lafayette resident since 1950. He was instrumental in forming the Laf-Frantics in 1956. The Lafayette Community Center acquired an 11-acre property on St. Marys Road, which is now Buckeye Fields that is home of the Lafayette Little League.
This is a video produced by the Acalanes High School Leadership class in 1997.
A brief history of Lafayette by Bill Wakeman.
Ray Peters performing as Elam Brown.
An interview with Bill Wakeman performed by Nancy Flood.
This is a recording of a talk she gave to the Contra Costa Historical Society In 1957 when she was 85 years old. Her talk includes stories about the founders, other pioneers, and about life in early Lafayette. As a little girl, Jennie first came to Lafayette in 1877 from Pennsylvania and again in 1879 […]
The first broadcast of the old radio station KCEQ that used to be at Acalanes High School.