Martinez Historical Society

Cemetery Tour of Martinez

 

donpachecoDon Salvio Pacheco

This weathered and eroded headstone found buried near this site is believed to be the grave of Don Salvio Pacheco, founder of Concord, and his wife, Juana Flores Pacheco. Don Salvio co-founded the town called Todos Santos (Concord) along with his son Fernando and his son-in-law Francisco Galindo. They offered some lots for $1.00 to entice Pacheco business to relocate to Todos Santos. Fernando was a huge man standing 6 feet 2 inches and weighing up to 450 pounds. His size was of such interest that periodically he would have official weigh-ins with the weight recorded in the local newspaper. The Pacheco family insisted the official name of their community was Todos Santos. However, Americans moving into the area preferred Concord.