Fun Fact: How Much John Marsh Paid For Rancho de Los Meganos

In 1937, John Marsh paid $500 for Rancho de Los Meganos, located in Contra Costa County, California. Adjusted for inflation, Marsh paid the equivalent of $12,195.12 in today’s currency (2013).

The historic John Marsh Home along with 3,659 acres of natural habitat is currently being planned as a new California State Park.

Internship: Contra Costa County Historic Landmarks Advisory Committee

Alhambra Hotel, Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa County Historic Landmarks Advisory Committee (HLAC) and Contra Costa County Historical Society are updating Contra Costa County’s Historic Resource Inventory (HRI). Two (or more) lucky students can help through unpaid internships.

For those interested in historic preservation or cultural resources management, this internship actually looks like it offers quite a bit of hands-on training and experience.

Interns can expect to update the HRI, visit and photograph historical sites, research archives and documents, and update ownership and condition reports. There seems to be positions for researching either East County (Brentwood, Byron, Knightsen, Oakley, and Bethel Island) or Mid County (Antioch, Pittsburg, and Clayton).

[photo via 1868 Hayward Earthquake Alliance]