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

Fry's Food Stores and Fry's Electronics

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
1. Fry's Food Stores and Fry's Electronics Marker
Inscription.
The Fry's Foods grocery chain began at this location in 1954 when Donald Fry acquired Ray's Market, owned by Ray Dickenson. Joined by his brother, Charles, in 1955, they grew that initial store into a 41-store chain which they sold in 1972. Charles gifted a portion of the proceeds to his three sons, enabling them to launch the first store of what would one day become the highly successful Fry's Electronics retail chain.

 
Erected 2014 by El Sobrante Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 57.96′ N, 122° 18.594′ W. Marker is in El Sobrante, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on San Pablo Dam Road near Appian Way when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4080 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. Dairy Country (a few steps from this marker); Oliver's Hardware & Service Station (within shouting distance of this marker); El Sobrante Chevrolet Service (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Sobrante's First Full-service Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cowboy Country
Fry's Food Stores and Fry's Electronics Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
2. Fry's Food Stores and Fry's Electronics Marker
(approx. 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 99 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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