Richmond in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of Giant Powder Company
Erected 1992 by California Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the East Bay Regional Park District. (Marker Number 1002-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
Location. 37° 59.516′ N, 122° 21.376′ W. Marker is in Richmond, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Giant (Highway) Road near Atlas Road, on the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5550 Giant Highway, San Pablo CA 94806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lincoln Highway in San Pablo (approx. 2˝ miles away); California & Nevada Railroad (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ranchos to Ranches (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze (approx. 2.9 miles away); Park Theatre (approx. 2.9 miles away); Arrival of the Strip Mall (approx. 2.9 miles away); El Sobrante's First Bank (approx. 3 miles away); Cowboy Country (approx. 3 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is near the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline parking lot.
Also see . . . Giant Powder Company -- SF Found. Dynamite fundamentally changed the way engineering projects were planned and executed, quickly becoming the most popular explosive in the world. It was more powerful, more efficient and less costly than traditional methods. Dynamite had become essential for civil projects that tamed mountains for roadways and railways, captured water for major metropolitan areas, removed trees and boulders for agriculture, and bored deeper into the earth for mining. (Submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 95 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.