Millionaire Special

In 1912 charismatic entrepreneur, Robert Noble Burgess, purchased Oakwood Park Stock Farm that was previously owned by the Big Four (Charles Crocker, Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington & Mark Hopkins) and transformed it into a swank summer resort, attracting San Francisco’s finest. On May 14, 1916 four special trains dubbed the “Millionaire Special” brought prospective buyers to what is now Diablo Country Club. Over 600 prospects came by train that day!