Livermore Valley, formerly Valle De San Jose, is a valley in eastern Alameda County, California location of the city of Livermore. The valley is bounded by the Diablo Range on the north, east and south and is linked to the west with the Amador Valley.
Livermore Valley was named after Robert Livermore, a local rancher who settled in the area in the 1830s. His name and the valley where his ranch was located, became well known during the California Gold Rush when an inn in his old adobe ranch house, hosted travelers on the roads to the gold fields to the east, through the passes in the Diablo Range. The valley came to be called by his name as was Livermore Pass the northern most pass, that lead to Stockton and the mines of the Mother Lode.
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