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News - August 24, 2007

Work on Alviso Adobe progressing

1956 newspaper, milk bottle caps among historic artifacts found during restoration efforts

by Janet Pelletier

In the pristine hills of west Pleasanton lies a key to the city's past.

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Posted by Leonard Mark
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2007 at 12:21 pm

The current issue (08/24) "Newsfront" section features the work on the Alviso Adobe. The article states the "Alviso Adobe, which dates back to 3420 B.C......" Elsewhere Andy Jorgensen says the beauty of the SITE is that it's 4,000 years old...

I'm confused about the dates mentioned since the building was supposedly erected in 1844-46, the first adobe house to be built in the Pleasanton Valley. Can you clarify this for me, please.
Leonard Mark

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Aug 25, 2007 at 12:24 pm

I thought the dates mentioned were humorous as well. Did they mean that the site has had continual habitation since 3420 BC?

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Posted by Janet Pelletier, asst. editor for the Pleasanton Weekly
a resident of another community
on Aug 27, 2007 at 3:45 pm

It was a very unfortunate mistake. It should say that the land has been habited since 3420 B.C. That's not how long the adobe has been there. There will be a correction in Friday's newspaper. Thank you for your comments.