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Sunol

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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