Tag Archives: East Bay Regional Parks

Road trip; the lovely East Bay, Los Vaqueros, Mt. Diablo, Black Diamond Mines Parks

Touring the lovely East Bay; Los Vaqueros, Round Valley, Mt. Diablo, Black Diamond Mines Parks… With progress in the COVID-19 battle, including declining hospitalizations and infection rates, more folks vaccinated and travel restrictions being loosened, people are gearing up for short road trips taking them into adjoining cities and counties. A destination particularly appropriate because […]

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Exploring the East Bay; the ghosts of old coal miners haunt Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve north of Mt. Diablo

Ghosts of old coal miners haunt the East Bay foothills! From the 1850s to early 1900s, the largest coal mining area in California was the Black Diamond Mines District just northeast of Mount Diablo. The almost 4 million tons of coal (“black diamonds”) were the product of over 900 miners, many of them immigrants from […]

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