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By Carol Ann Jensen

the gorgeous Brentwood zone of Contra Costa County is the oldest regularly populated group in California inland from the nice coastal facilities. Californios eschewed this demanding component to the significant Valley, so pioneering health care professional John Marsh
established an enduring payment right here in 1837 at his Rancho Los Meganos. quickly, the burgeoning viniculture, wheat, orchard, and livestock operations attracted many Gold Rush miners again to their unique agricultural callings, now within the California Delta. The 1860s arrival of British agribusiness drawback Balfour Guthrie Investment
Company quickly verified the most important grain-export and fruit-packing enterprise within the West. Brentwood Township, verified in 1878 and named for Marsh's ancestral domestic in England, contains a number of the state's so much bountiful land. The quarter fostered the best wheat construction west of the Mississippi River throughout the nineteenth century.

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