Now called Crow Canyon road
Crow Canyon was named after the Crow family that came there in the 1860’s. The Crow family were staunch unionists and pro Lincoln. Many of the settlers in the San Ramon Valley were from the border states and tended to be confederate sympathizers.
On July 4, 1864, there was a holiday picnic in San Ramon. At this picnic, someone began reading the Declaration of Independence. The Crow family was patriotic but not well educated. They created a near riot over this reading, believing it to be secessionist propaganda.