Keep Martinez’s Rich History Alive!

Col. William M. Smith

Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Historian Charlene Perry, and was printed in the Martinez News Gazette June 1981. It was in 1849 that the heirs of Don Ygnacio Martinez, through their agent and brother-in-law, Col. William M. Smith, commissioned Thomas A. Brown to survey for a city on the west bank of El Hambre […]

A Real Life Gothic Novel With a Local Twist

Editor Notes by Harriett Burt Editor’s Note:  It seemed to this writer like a good time to take a break from street names for a bit and look at some other subjects.  It was hard to make a choice from the many interesting columns written by the late City Historian, Charlene Perry.  But this one, […]