The small town of Crockett rests on the shore of the Carquinez Strait, a narrow shipping waterway running from San Francisco Bay into the Sacramento Delta region. Crockett's early history was heavily influenced by the shipping industry, and the shoreline was filled with warehouses and wharves. Twin cantilever bridges across the Carquinez Strait at Crockett distinguish the town's skyline from other ports in the area. A third span was recently added across the strait and named in honor of Crockett native Alfred Zampa. Much of Crockett's identity has been associated with the C&H sugar refinery, and for more than 50 years, Crockett was a devoted company town.
About the Author
Author John V. Robinson is a member of the Crockett Historical Museum and a former ironworker turned author, teacher, and researcher. In Crockett, Robinson pays homage to the city's movers, shakers, and sugar makers, with more than 200 nostalgic images, including previously unpublished material from C&H company photographer H.B. Hosmer.