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Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

California Cotton Mill

Built in 1883

 

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California Cotton Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2014
1. California Cotton Mill Marker
Captions: California Cotton Mill Workers, 1917(top): California Cotton Mill, 1886 (bottom).
Inscription. The California Cotton Mill was one of Oakland’s earliest and largest industries.
Jingletown was named for the mill workers’ habit of jingling coins in their pockets on payday.
At its height, the mill had 600 to 700 employees and 20 to 30 buildings. I closed in 1956.
 
Location. 37° 46.896′ N, 122° 14.266′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Calcot Place, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1091 Calcot Place, Oakland CA 94606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Harbor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cryer & Sons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Point (approx. 0.4 miles away); Water & Rails / Brooklyn Basin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Church of St. James the Apostle (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alameda City Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Alameda Lodge No. 1015 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Alameda City Hall, 1895-96 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
Also see . . .  California Cotton Mill - YouTube. This is a 7 minute film on the operation of the Calfornia Cotton Mill take in 1924. (Submitted on January 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
California Cotton Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2014
2. California Cotton Mill Marker
The marker is at the corner of the building.
 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
California Cotton Mill image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2014
3. California Cotton Mill
California Cotton Mill image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 9, 2014
4. California Cotton Mill
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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