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

Quarries

 
 
Quarries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
1. Quarries Marker
Caption: Bates & Borland Quarry in 1920, east of today's Arlington Park.
Inscription.
In the early 1900s, El Cerrito became the local center of a thriving "blueschist" quarry industry. Along with some smaller ones, Bates & Borland Quarry and the Hutchinson Quarry were two of the major local quarries that operated up to the 1930s and 40s.

 
Erected by City of El Cerrito.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Pablo Avenue Historical-Cultural Pavers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 55.1′ N, 122° 18.822′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on San Pablo Avenue near Madison Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11135 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Industrial Core (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Ghost Festa (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Italy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Streetcars in El Cerrito (approx. 0.2 miles away); Contra Costa Civic Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stege Sanitary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corridors of Change (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
More about this marker.
Quarries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
2. Quarries Marker
This marker is across the San Pablo Avenue from the northwest corner of Madison Avenue, in front of the post office.
This marker is one of The City of El Cerrito's Historical-Cultural Pavers.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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