Ralston Independent Works Palace of Fine Arts and Ferry Tower, San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

About Us

About 1870 a Scottish immigrant named Henry Ralston formed San Francisco's Ralston Iron Works in partnership with his brother John Ralston. A hundred and thirty years later Henry's great-grandson John Ralston, in partnership with his Russian immigrant wife Lana, formed the Ralston Independent Works (RIW).

The mission of the RIW is to produce books and visual media of San Francisco's fascinating history, and to facilitate trade with post-Soviet Russia.

John&LanaAs members of the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society, Palo Alto Historical Association, San Francisco History Association, and Los Altos Hills Historical Society John and Lana work closely with groups promoting San Francisco's fascinating history.

In 2004 Lana started to invest in Real Estate, her long time dream. Please check out her Real Estate Homes pages.

In 2007 Lana joined The International Alliance for Women (TIAW).

This organization serves as the global umbrella organization that unites, supports and promotes professional women and their networks to work together, share resources and leverage ideas.

The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) conference in Toronto, November 2010
Yorkville, Royal Ontario Museum and Queens Park

TIAW Conference-Casa Loma

TIAW Conference-Ximena and Lana experience on the tour bus

TIAW Conference-Niagara Falls

TIAW Conference-Niagara-on-the-Lake day








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