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History of Martinez

In 1824, the Alhambra Valley was included in a 17,000 acre land grant awarded to Don Ygnacio Martinez by the Mexican government for services rendered to the Royal Spanish and Mexican armies. In 1849, Don Ygnacio’s son, Don Vicente, built the adobe house now located at the rear of the John Muir Home Historic Site.

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Celebrating Sister Cities

The 30th Anniversary of the Martinez-Dunbar “Twinning” He wrote more than 300 articles and 12 books published in multiple languages heard around the world. He changed the way people thought

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