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

Oliver's Hardware & Service Station

 
 
Oliver's Hardware & Service Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
1. Oliver's Hardware & Service Station Marker
Inscription.
El Sobrante pioneer, John Oliver, purchased an existing business at this location in 1943, and re-opened it as a hardware store and gas station. As of 2013 it has been the longest continuously operating business in downtown El Sobrante. The business and the Oliver family have been closely connected with the development and history of our town.

 
Erected 2014 by El Sobrante Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 57.97′ N, 122° 18.609′ W. Marker is in El Sobrante, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on San Pablo Dam Road near Appian Way, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4071 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante CA 94803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fry's Food Stores and Fry's Electronics (within shouting distance of this marker); Dairy Country (within shouting distance of this marker); El Sobrante Chevrolet Service (within shouting distance of this marker); El Sobrante's First Full-service Post Office (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cowboy Country (approx.
Oliver's Hardware & Service Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
2. Oliver's Hardware & Service Station Marker
0.2 miles away); El Sobrante's First Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arrival of the Strip Mall (approx. mile away); Park Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Sobrante.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
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 90 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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