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
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.
Yorkville, Royal Ontario Museum
and Queens Park
and Lana experience on the tour bus