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George Emanuels Collection
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An author of historical publications, George Emanuels' collection includes typed manuscripts and selected railroad materials.
George Emanuels (1908-2005), attended the Montezuma School for Boys in Los Gatos and the Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan (his father being employed as a sales manager in that country). While attending San Mateo Junior College he met his future bride and they were married at her parents' ranch house in Walnut Creek. After a career in Bay Area sales, George and Helen traveled extensively in their Airstream trailer and led dozens of caravans throughout the United States. He collected California history books and was the author of seven: Ygnacio Valley, Walnut Creek - Arroyo de las Nueces, Contra Costa County Illustrated, California Indians Illustrated, Sonoma Schools and Scows, John Muir - Inventor and Early California Voyages. In 1992 he received an "award of merit for local history" from the California Historical Society. He had been an active member of Walnut Creek, Contra Costa and Sonoma County historical societies. His ancestors emigrated from Great Britain in the late 1800s and were pioneers in San Francisco, Berkeley and Inverness.
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Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.
Collection is open for research.