Antioch in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Cannery Lady
Hickmott Canning Company, also known as Hickmott Foods, was on the river on the East side of town. Western California Canners, later known as Tullie Lewis Foods, occupied the waterfront on the West side of town. Between the two, located adjacent to the railroad, was the Sante Fe Packing Shed where asparagus was packed and shipped to all areas of the country by the Sante Fe Railroad.
The community of Pittsburgh was home to fish canneries, the most renowned being F.E. Booth Canning Company, also established in Monterey, California.
The cannery workers were primarily women that sought seasonal employment. To preserve the history of our canneries, our communities, and to honor the hard working people of East County, the theme of a woman cannery worker was selected.
It is hoped that, through the use of art, we will bind our community together. The Cannery Lady
Friends of the Cannery Worker
Board of Directors;
James G. Boccio, Chairman
Jim Davi, Vice Chair
Helen Bates, Treasurer
Susan Roberts, Secretary
Stanford Davis, City Engineer
Erected 1996 by Friends of the Cannery Worker.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals • Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1996.
Location. 38° 1.061′ N, 121° 49.001′ W. Marker is in Antioch, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on West First Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located just west of the AMTRAK Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 West First Street, Antioch CA 94509, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Antioch War Dog Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); F & AM - Antioch-Brentwood Lodge #175 BuildingBirthplace of Antioch (approx. ¼ mile away); The Woman's Club of Antioch (approx. ¼ mile away); The McCoy Cook House (approx. half a mile away); Antioch High School Cupola (approx. half a mile away); Riverview Union High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); July 4, Anno Domini, 1951 (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antioch.
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