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Positive public comments I've received

“For you hikers and seekers of the origins of native tribes and villages in the
East Bay, you must get a copy of the following book because it’s a truly
unique and pioneering work”
Har lan Kessel , Alameda County Historical Society Quarterly

“A sensitive and well-made small book, with nice photographs, which is the
result of a growing appreciation for the traces of native Americans’ having
lived here in the past”
Paul Freeman, Bay Area Rock Art News

“James Benney has made it possible for the everyday hiker to find the
traces of people who lived where we live and walked the paths that we walk.
Their existence seems far-off and abstract, until one follows his guide to
rock formation sites bearing the imprint of their ancient past”
Dana Guzzett i, The Sent inal

“Great new book”
Tom St ienst ra, San Francisco Chronicle

“A life-altering book”
Lisa Clark, Cast ro Val ley

“I have hiked, ridden horseback, and lead field trips to some of these
marvelous locations. Thank you for a fantastic and sensitive guide to these
ancient and sacred places.”
Mari lyn Russell , Livermore

“Gabriella and I took the rig up to Mt. Diablo for a little overnight at Rock
City, and wow, what a beautiful site with oaks, big rock formations, a cave
and some really huge bedrock mortars.”
Gregg McVicar , Walnut Creek

“I have been having one grand time exploring the sites in your book.
I am having the time of my life thanks to your book”
Jane O’Donnel l, Piedmont

“I’m a ranch owner in the east bay…my family has been here since 1884.
I bought your book and love it! Thank you for recognizing the important part
Native Americans played in our backyard!. Kudos.”
Thom Reinstein, Reinstein Ranch, Livermore

The Stark Disconnect:

My Reponse letter

To Whom It May Concern letter

The Chartkoff page

The BARARA letter

The ARARA letter

The Society for California Archaeology page

Bob's Response

Positive public comments I've received

Positive public comments I've received

“For you hikers and seekers of the origins of native tribes and villages in the
East Bay, you must get a copy of the following book because it’s a truly
unique and pioneering work”
Har lan Kessel , Alameda County Historical Society Quarterly

“A sensitive and well-made small book, with nice photographs, which is the
result of a growing appreciation for the traces of native Americans’ having
lived here in the past”
Paul Freeman, Bay Area Rock Art News

“James Benney has made it possible for the everyday hiker to find the
traces of people who lived where we live and walked the paths that we walk.
Their existence seems far-off and abstract, until one follows his guide to
rock formation sites bearing the imprint of their ancient past”
Dana Guzzett i, The Sent inal

“Great new book”
Tom St ienst ra, San Francisco Chronicle

“A life-altering book”
Lisa Clark, Cast ro Val ley

“I have hiked, ridden horseback, and lead field trips to some of these
marvelous locations. Thank you for a fantastic and sensitive guide to these
ancient and sacred places.”
Mari lyn Russell , Livermore

“Gabriella and I took the rig up to Mt. Diablo for a little overnight at Rock
City, and wow, what a beautiful site with oaks, big rock formations, a cave
and some really huge bedrock mortars.”
Gregg McVicar , Walnut Creek

“I have been having one grand time exploring the sites in your book.
I am having the time of my life thanks to your book”
Jane O’Donnel l, Piedmont

“I’m a ranch owner in the east bay…my family has been here since 1884.
I bought your book and love it! Thank you for recognizing the important part
Native Americans played in our backyard!. Kudos.”
Thom Reinstein, Reinstein Ranch, Livermore

The Stark Disconnect:

My Reponse letter

To Whom It May Concern letter

The Chartkoff page

The BARARA letter

The ARARA letter

The Society for California Archaeology page

Bob's Response

Positive public comments I've received