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Pleasanton Weekly

Column - December 16, 2011

Remembering our city of roses

by Jeb Bing

Pleasanton once was known as a top rose-growing city in America, thanks to Jackson & Perkins (now bankrupt), which grew and developed roses here. Less known is the work of the DeVor family, today represented by Mary DeVor Dolan and her husband John. Mary's grandfather and father worked for Jackson & Perkins, and then opened the DeVor nurseries, first in Livermore and later along Mohr Road on land they purchased from the Bush family long before Ponderosa built its Ironwood development there.

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