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SUNOL NAMED IN HONOR OF ANTONIO MARIA SUNOL, MERCHANT, NAVAL MAN ANDCATTLEBARRON, WHO ACQUIRED A SPANISH/MEXICAN LAND GRANT IN 1840. ALONG WITH THE VAST RANCHING AND FERTILE FARMLANDS, COAL AND ...

SUNOL

NAMED IN HONOR OF ANTONIO MARIA SUNOL, MERCHANT, NAVAL MAN AND
CATTLEBARRON, WHO ACQUIRED A SPANISH/MEXICAN LAND GRANT IN 1840.


ALONG WITH THE VAST RANCHING AND FERTILE FARMLANDS, COAL AND GOLD
WERE FOUND IN THE SUNOL AREA IN THE 1870’S.


SUNOL BECAME A TYPICAL WESTERN CATTLETOWN WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE
RAILROAD IN 1869, AND A FAVORITE HANGOUT FOR BANDITOS.


IT WAS RUMORED THAT WHEN JOAQUIN MURRIETA STAYED HERE HIS HORSE STOOD
ON A BED OF CHARCOAL KEEPING THE HOOVES WARM FOR A QUICK GET-AWAY.


DEDICATED BY JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS
APRIL 7, 1984
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