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Martinez Historical Society

1005 Escobar Street - Martinez, CA -  (925) 228-8160

Welcome to our History section where you can find out more about Martinez, or read past articles from the Historical Society New Letter.

Martinez is a city rich with history.


Building an Infrastructure for the Town of Martinez

The Martinez Canteen

Martinez in the Late Nineteenth Century

The Forester

The Explosion at Port Chicago

Pony Express

Celebrating Sisters - The 30th Anniversary of the Martinez Dunbar “Twinning”

Warm Memories of Growing Up in Martinez:  Thousands of Them on the Internet Right Now

From “www” to “fb” - Local History Goes Viral!  Five Ways or More to Connect With Your Martinez Past

Watch Your Step - The Backstory

The Martinez Adobe - A Ticket to History



1911 Suffrage Victory Directly Connected to the Martinez Woman’s Club Centennial

Martinez Woman’s Club: 96 Years Young and Still Going Strong!

Ahoy! The Martinez Sea Scouts Weigh Anchor and Cast Off For Adventure

Martinez Music Forum: A Brief History in Grace Notes

Exchange Club Keeping Its Pledge -- “Unity In Service”

Martinez Kiwnis Club

Sis! Boom! Bah!  Alhambra Football! Rah! Rah! Rah!

Martinez Branch Rotary:  Meeting the Four Way Test

The Grange Returns to Martinez

Martinez: Home of California’s First Opera Company

Community of Support for the Future - Alhambra High School Scholarships




Family History Series

Griffin Family Part 1

Griffin Family Part 2

Griffin Family Part 3

Griffin Family Photos

Upham Family

Phyllis Butcher Wainwright

James Rankin Part 1

James Rankin Part 2

John Muir - Lesser Known Material

Don Ignacio Martinez

John Swett

William Welch

Joe Di Maggio

Sara Elizabeth Brown Rankin: Martinez Matriarch

John J. McNamara – Martinez Businessman “A Booster and a Builder”

Abigail Bush Showed them a Woman Can Run a Meeting

Robert van dek Bosch - Environmental Hero, AUHS Class of 1939


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