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Virgie Jones Collection
1992.58  
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Description
The collection consists of research of fraternal organizations; newspaper clippings; historical studies, as well as awards and recognitions.
Background
Virginia “Virgie” Jones (1917-2010), a writer who lived in Alamo, wrote a column “I Cover Alamo” and wrote several books, Remembering Alamo…and Other Things Along the Way, Be it Ever so Humble, and Historical Persons and Places…in San Ramon Valley. She wrote personal stories and interesting antidotes about residents and visitors to Alamo including history of the area. She wrote for local newspapers (Walnut Kernel, Valley Pioneer). She was also a member of the San Ramon Valley Republican Women, the Alamo Women’s Club, San Ramon Valley Historical Society, the California Writer’s Club, Mount Diablo branch, and a trustee for the Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District. Her husband, Al Jones’s family was among the original settlers of Alamo.
Extent
6 boxes
Restrictions
Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.
Availability
Collection is open for research.