References and Acknowledgements


Contra Costa County map, Contra Costa Gazette

Military Bounty Land Grant. Complements of the United States National Archives and Records Administration

Newspaper Clipping "Saline Salt Manufacturing and Mining Company." Contra Costa Gazette, March 21, 1863, page 2

Portrait of L.R. Mead History of Contra Costa County

Photograph of the first Byron Hot Springs Hotel. Complements of Jon and Dixie Adams. Unpublished scrapbook

Sunset Magazine advertisement for the Byron Hot Springs. November 1904

Photograph of the third Byron Hot Springs Hotel complements of Jon & Dixie Adams. Unpublished Scrapbook

Portrait of Mae Sadler Mead, San Francisco Examiner. December 12, 1915. Pg 19, Col.4.

Full page advertisement for the Byron Hot Springs Resort. Byron Times Seventh Booster Edition, 1920- 1921, pg.22

Rear view of the third Byron Hot Springs Hotel during WWII. Note blacked out windows and miliary truck. Personal photographs taken by military personnel while stationed at "Camp Tracy." Complements of the Tracy Press, Tracy. CA

Mission St. Paul Dedication day, December 8, 1948, Byron Hot Springs. Photograph complements of the Ascension Greek Orthodox Church Historical Committee, Oakland, CA. (Author edited)

Preliminary poster design for "The Great Bazaar" held at the Byron Hot Springs. Complements of Jon and Dixie Adams. Unpublished Scrapbook.


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