Ranching and Farming in the San Ramon Valley

Peters Ranch

California Pioneers of Santa Clara County have maintained a Film Preservation Program for many years. One of their recent film donations came from Sylvia Carroll, a member of the Pioneers and a third generation descendant of Joe Peters (Peters Ranch) of the San Ramon Valley. Her film depicts life on the Peters Ranch in 1934. The sprawling ranch was located on the western foothills and valley floor, between the towns of Danville and San Ramon. The California Chateau development west of San Ramon Valley Blvd is located on the land today. To watch the film on YouTube, click here.