Speaker Series: “Place Names of Contra Costa” April 28 2019, Lafayette, California, USA


Why are place names important? Many names have long since disappeared but are still found on old maps and documents. Some names have interesting or amusing stories attached to them. Others have been misunderstood. Several have mysterious origins and some have fascinating historic events associated with them. This talk will briefly explore a few of these aspects behind historic place names. This compilation stems from years assisting researchers and genealogists at the Contra Costa County Historical Society.

William Mero – Author of “Shadows on the Hills” is the guest speaker on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Lafayette Library & Learning Center’s Don Tatzin Community Hall.