This project started with an introduction. Several years ago I saw John at Pleasant Hill Elementary School promoting the library. We did not know one another, and I felt it was high time to change that. I introduced myself and proceeded to pitch my thoughts on a website devoted to the history of Pleasant Hill. Little did I know that he was thinking along those same lines. And so it began.


The first task was to recreate the Pleasant Hill Silver Celebration Edition book that was first published in 1981, for the web. With that done, John and I moved onto forming a plan that would encompass the entire history of the area, previously known as Youngstown and later changed to Pleasant Hill. We are currently gathering photos, documents, newspaper clippings and pamphlets that are connected to the Pleasant Hill area. We would like to also include stories, either written or electronic, about the growth and development of Pleasant Hill.

As I mentioned this is a slow process. I am currently scanning and tagging photos and booklets. I will post here on the blog when there is an update. If anyone would like to share their photos or stories, please contact us at Until then, thank you.