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French Camp in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

California Chicory Works

 
 
California Chicory Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 19, 2020
1. California Chicory Works Marker
Inscription.  The partnership of C.A. Bachmann and Charles H.W. Brandt, formed in 1885, was the largest chicory supplier in America while operating at this site during the 1890's. Chicory roots are roasted, ground, and used as a mixture with or substitute for coffee, using its own ship, The Dora, and the finest German equipment to process the chicory. The company shipped its product to market until about 1911.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 935

 
Erected 1981 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, San Joaquin County Historical Society. (Marker Number 935.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 37° 51.805′ N, 121° 19.125′ W. Marker is in French Camp, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker can be reached from West Bowman Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1672 West Bowman Road, French Camp CA 95231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow

California Chicory Works Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 19, 2020
2. California Chicory Works Marker - wide view
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flies. French Camp (approx. 3.1 miles away); America's First Coast-to-Coast Road (approx. 3.4 miles away); Lathrop (approx. 3.8 miles away); Liberty Plot (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Comet – 1846 – First Sail Launch (approx. 5.3 miles away); Stockton Assembly Center (approx. 5.9 miles away); Moses Rogers Home (approx. 5.9 miles away); Santa Fe Depot (approx. 6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Upon (almost) reaching the end of West Bowman Road, turn left through the gate that says "River Mill". The marker is a little past that entrance, on the right, mounted to a small brick wall just to the left of the first driveway entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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May. 28, 2022