Exhibit Research and Credits

Print Resources

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. Literary Industries, A Memoir. Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1891.

Emanuels, George. Walnut Creek: Arroyo de las Nueces. Diablo Books, Walnut Creek, 1991.

Emanuels, George. Ygnacio Valley 1834-1970. Panorama West Books, Fresno, 1985.

Hurtado, Albert L. Indian Survival on the California Frontier. Yale University Press, 1988.

M. Roy Cartography. Map of Native peoples and languages of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas circa 1700. For Bay Nature Magazine, based on data from Tammara Norton and Randall Milliken, and with input from members of the Quiroste tribe (the Quiroste tribe are the ancestral relatives of today’s Amah Mutsun, Muwekma, and other Bay Area Native peoples).

Margolin, Malcolm. The Ohlone Way : Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area. Berkeley, Heyday Books, 1978.

Silver, Johanna and Brenner, Marian (Photographer). The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016

Tahira, Chieko. Lotus. Gerald Tahira, 1996.

Web Resources

Bancroft, Ruth ; with introductions by Frank H. Cabot and Wayne Roderick ; interviews conducted by Suzanne B. Riess in 1991 and 1992. The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California: Creation in 1971, and Conservation. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Baum, Willa K. and Bancroft, Margaret Wood. Recollection of Hubert Howe Bancroft and the Bancroft family: Margaret Wood Bancroft. Bancroft Library. Oral History Center [1977,1978]

Bouchert, Philip – Photo Credit, Banner 

Burke, Sean. Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future

Contra Costa Historical Society

Cultural Resources Assessment Report 1835 Weaver Lane, Walnut Creek Contra Costa County, California 

D’Costa, Krysta. “The American Obsession with Lawns. Scientific American, 2007

DeSalles, Sande “The Roots of a Legacy A History of Walnut Creek, California’s Open Space”

Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Olmstead, Alan L. and Rhode, Paul W. “A History of California Agriculture.” 

Primack RB, Ellwood ER, Gallinat AS, Miller-Rushing AJ. The growing and vital role of botanical gardens in climate change research. New Phytol. 2021 Aug;231(3):917-932.

Walnut Creek Historical Society 

Wilcox, Micheal “MUWEKMA: Narratives, Sovereignty, and the Politics of Erasure”

Advising and Research Support

Walnut Creek Historical Society

Sean Burke – Save Mt. Diablo

Christopher Sulots – East Bay Regional Parks

Chris Ladan – UC Climate Steward

Gail Wolfson

Susan Van Dyne

Martin Steinpress, David Mitchell and Arthur Waddington

Bill Duncan and Mary Stone

Special thanks to Helen Josephine for sponsoring the exhibit and help every step of the way!