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 CHL 1002-1.)
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 right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5550 Giant Highway, San Pablo CA 94806, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. California & Nevada Railroad (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ranchos to Ranches (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze 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); El Sobrante's First Full-service Post Office (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 San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.