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

First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze

 
 
First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
1. First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze Marker
Inscription.
The large building at this site was the home of El Sobrante's first supermarket, which opened in 1951. Owned by the Louis Store chain, the store was re-named LoRay in 1965 when the business was bought by Loretta and Ray Dickenson. A portion of the building also housed housed Fowler's Variety Store owned by Logan and Mary Ellen Fowler. Adjacent to the right, El Sobrante's first Foster's Freeze, opened in 1950, giving way in 1961 to the Park Pharmacy building.

 
Erected 2014 by El Sobrante Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 57.869′ N, 122° 18.969′ W. Marker is in El Sobrante, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on San Pablo Dam Road near Hillcrest Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3730 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. Ranchos to Ranches (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); California & Nevada Railroad (about 500 feet away); Arrival of the Strip Mall (about 600 feet away); El Sobrante's First Bank
First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
2. First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze Marker
(about 700 feet away); Cowboy Country (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Sobrante's First Full-service Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Sobrante Chevrolet Service (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 138 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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