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Richmond in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Contra Costa College Site

 
 
Contra Costa College Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 20, 2020
1. Contra Costa College Site Marker
Inscription.  This plaque commemorates the original site of Contra Costa College at the former Kaiser Shipyards, Port of Richmond, Richmond, California.

Presented by the Contra Costa College Foundation on the occasion of the celebration of 30 Years of Excellence and Service to the Community
1950-2000

Dr. Helen Carr, President, Contra Costa College
Dr. Charles Spence, Chancellor
Contra Costa Community College District
January 19, 2000
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 37° 54.816′ N, 122° 22.169′ W. Marker is in Richmond, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Canal Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond CA 94804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wartime Changes (here, next to this marker); War Boomtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond Shipyards (within shouting distance of this marker); Dynamic Wartime Port (approx. ¼ mile away); Clay, Kilns & Brick (approx. 0.6 miles away); SS Red Oak Victory

Contra Costa College Site Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 20, 2020
2. Contra Costa College Site Marker - wide view
(approx. 0.6 miles away); "I was truly there and did my part to the end." -- Addie Mae Cance, former shipyard worker (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ford Assembly Building (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. This marker is quite easy to miss: small and with little contrast against the rock to which it is mounted, which is placed rather unobtrusively amongst the weeds behind the other markers present.
 
Also see . . .  Contra Costa College (Wikipedia). "The college was founded as West Contra Costa Junior College in 1949, with the first classes held in the spring of 1950 at a temporary location in the shuttered Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, California. In 1957, a permanent campus was opened on Mission Bell Drive in downtown San Pablo." (Submitted on July 17, 2020.) 
 
Contra Costa College Site Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 20, 2020
3. Contra Costa College Site Marker - wider view
The marker is not quite visible here, as it is located behind the garbage can and rightmost historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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