Claycord Online Museum – Concord’s Turtle Creek Neighborhood

April 18, 2018 19:00 pm · 15 comments




Look at that, it’s the Turtle Creek neighborhood in Concord (before all the homes were built).

As you can see, the sewer pipes were about to be placed underground, and the water tanks on the hill stood all alone.

ABOUT THE CLAYCORD ONLINE MUSEUM: The Claycord Online Museum is made up of historical photos, documents & anything else that has to do with the history of our area.

If you have any old photos or items that you’d like to place in the Claycord Online Museum, just scan or take a photo of them, and send them to the following address: It doesn’t matter what it is, even if it’s just an old photo of your house, a scan of an old advertisement or an artifact that you’d like us to see, send it in and we’ll put it online!

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Kirkwood April 18, 2018 at 7:13 PM

A pic seems to be shot from Treat with Cape Cod Village at the photographer’s back, some time in the 70’s.

Silva April 18, 2018 at 7:29 PM

Yes there were.

anon April 18, 2018 at 7:34 PM

My friend was renting a house there and his neighbor showed us her wall in her house was sinking and I told her the house were built on a natural spring.

Mir24 April 18, 2018 at 8:44 PM

I remember those fields!! We lived in Canterbury Vllage in the 70s and had to cut through there to get to CVHS if we missed the bus!

Gitittogether April 18, 2018 at 9:04 PM

Where are the turtles? 🐢🐢🐢

RunnerDope April 18, 2018 at 10:10 PM

Probably taken in 1972-73.

Justifiable Languor April 19, 2018 at 7:16 AM

O dear. The lovely hills. Now gone.

I can’t figure out how there can be a housing shortage, with tens of thousands of homeless wandering around. San Diego, L.A., SF. Every metropolis has this problem. With all those peeps out of homes, how can there be a shortage?

Just a thought.

Covfee April 19, 2018 at 8:10 AM

The is not a shortage of dwellings, rather a shortage of dwellings that people can afford and that banks are willing to take a loss on. As the market value is increasing, more of the bank owned properties are starting to be on offer, but they are again unaffordable for many people.

TIFOKCIS April 19, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Some people cannot accept the facts. The drunken drugged out bums don’t want to work and live like civilized humans. They don’t want a house, a home………….they want to drink and drug.

Anon April 19, 2018 at 3:06 PM

The condo we purchased on Bel Air Drive in 1996 for $70k sold for $380k last month according to the newspaper. Later we purchased a home for $210k, they’re going in the $700-850 range. Both our properties are less than a mile from these tanks.

Although you see many victims of substance abuse living on the streets, most homeless persons are children, whose parents are on hard times living on the street. There’s a county program that connects these homeless families with local churches to provide food, temporary shelter, even help homeless kids with homework (yes, you can be homeless and attend school or have a really low paying job). Those who complain about the homeless should instead direct their energies to programs such as these.

TIFOKCIS April 19, 2018 at 9:01 AM

Used to ride our bikes all over that area. Now kids ride their virtual bikes on the couch.

RunnerDope April 19, 2018 at 10:36 AM

We used to run from YVHS to CVHS and back over the hills and the dirt roads of Cowell for X-Country workouts. The canal trail was fenced and locked back then (’65-’68) so we had to snake through the subdivisions.

THE ANIMAL April 19, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Should of left the land open……………………..

Randy April 19, 2018 at 12:21 PM

And in 30 years they will be saying that about the Navy weapons station

Joe killer April 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM

That is the spot I learned to ride my 1st. YZ80 . the bike was brandnew, it was 1976 if my memory is correct.

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