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Today's technology has allowed us to bring you these historic film clips. They will take a few minutes to load and require you to have Windows Media Player and follow the prompt that may appear at the top of your screen.


This film records the Alhambra Creek flooding downtown Martinez and was filmed by Mr. Joe Rich, the local barber, from his barbershop. The film was contributed by his son, David A. Rich of Alhambra class of '73.

Alhambra Creek Floods Downtown Martinez


Transporting Southern Pacific Engine 1258 to Rankin Park in 1959 as captured on 8 mm film at the corner of Escobar and Talbart Streets film shot by W. Joe Rich. Imagine having this go by your window!! You can also read about this event in the the article from the Contra Costa Gazette, 'Old 1258' Makes Last Run to Martinez City Park.

Southern Pacific Engine 1258