A hotel was started in 1855 by Alphonso Ladd, and the community that grew up surrounding the hotel became Laddville. When the railroad was built through the Livermore Valley in August 1869, the station was placed west of Laddville near the nascent Livermore. Through growth the city limits of Livermore came to extend over the site of Laddville.
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 655. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- "Western end of the railroad". cdnc.ucr.edu. Stockton Independent, Volume XVII, Number 11, 13 August 1869. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
- "The railroad". cdnc.ucr.edu. Stockton Independent, Volume XVII, Number 16, 19 August 1869. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
The track of the Western Pacific Railroad was laid to Laddsville yesterday, by a party working eastward.
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