Maritime Contra Costa County, California (Images of America Series)

Maritime Contra Costa County, California (Images of America Series)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738599939
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 01/06/2014
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 840,691
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


In these pages, Carol A. Jensen, a member of East Contra Costa Historical Society, presents the county’s vibrant maritime history. She presents images drawn from the Library of Congress, California State Library, San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, Contra Costa County archives, and important local historical society collections. Herein we experience in vintage photographs this region’s impact on significant California events. Wines to challenge French viticultural supremacy were shipped, grains destined to make Guinness beer great set sail, and soldiers embarked for the World War II Pacific theater from these piers. Maritime Contra Costa County provides a fresh perspective on the intertwined histories of San Francisco and its “other coast.”

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Frontier and Empire 11

2 Ferry and Transport 19

3 Fishing and Timber 39

4 Farming and Packing 57

5 Factory and Mining 71

6 Foreign Wars and Home Front 89

7 Fun and Fame 103

8 Future and Environment 121

Bibliography and Additional Resources 126

About the East Contra Costa Historical Society 127

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