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The Independent

July 22, 2019

Daffodils Blanket Boot Hill

Each February, thousands of daffodils burst into life on Boot Hill in Livermore. The site, at the intersection of Wall Street and E. Stanley Blvd., was originally the Oak Knoll Cemetery, which began in 1875 with the burial of William Mendenhall, the father of Livermore’s founder. When an 1889 fire, the 1906 earthquake, and floods in the nearby arroyo destroyed the cemetery, many graves were removed, and Oak Knoll was dedicated as a public park. Decades later, Jacquie Williams Courtright of Alden Lane Nursery and members of the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club began planting bulbs, which today blanket the historic hill each spring. (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)


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Family Campouts Continue in Dublin

Dublin’s second Family Campout took place in Alamo Creek Park on July 13-14. The final campout of the season will take place on August 3-4 at Schaefer Ranch Park. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)