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A piece of plating from one of ships destroyed in the Port Chicago explosion, July 17, 1944 image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, July 17, 2019
A piece of plating from one of ships destroyed in the Port Chicago explosion, July 17, 1944
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — (Port Chicago) Disaster
Here, at 10:08 p.m. on July 17, 1944 one of history's most powerful man-made, non-nuclear disasters obliterated two cargo ships, killed 320 men, and wounded hundreds. It was the worst stateside disaster of World War II. The cause of the explosion is . . . — Map (db m136870) HM WM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Alves House
Concord Historical Landmark Circa 1897 Site of first Concord Grammar School — Map (db m57334) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Barnett House
Concord Historical Landmark Built in 1916 — Map (db m57335) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Bibber House
Concord Historical Landmark Built in 1912 by L.V. Perry — Map (db m17406) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Bolla House
Concord Historical Landmark Built in 1910 — Map (db m57196) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Dangerous Work
July 17, 1944 was a typical day at Port Chicago Naval Magazine. Men of the Merchant Marine and the U.S. Navy Armed Guard prepared the empty, brand new SS Quinault Victory for loading on one side of the pier and prepared the nearly full SS . . . — Map (db m136868) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Dedicated to the Founders of Todos Santos 1994
{pictured above on the marker (left to right), Don Fernando Pacheco, 1818-1884; Don Salvio Pacheco, 1793-1876; Don Francisco Galindo, 1820-1891} In 1868 Don Salvio Pacheco; his son, Don Fernando Pacheco; and his son-in-law, Don Francisco . . . — Map (db m17440) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Elworthy House
Concord Historical Landmark Built in 1913 — Map (db m57336) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Francisco Galindo Home
Concord Historical Landmark Built in 1856 — Map (db m56583) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Live Oak Cemetery Founded 1865
Don Salvio Pacheco granted this land designated as a cemetery to serve Clayton and Concord. There are many prominent pioneers of early Clayton and Concord buried here. They include members of the following families: Atchinson, Babel, Clayton, . . . — Map (db m93630) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Neustaedter House
Concord Historical Landmark Built in 1906 by L.V. Perry — Map (db m17422) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Old Fire Hall
Concord Historical Built in 1892 Concord's First Firehouse — Map (db m57760) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Perry House
Concord Historical Landmark Built in 1911 by L.V Perry — Map (db m57759) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Port Chicago Naval Magazine
For more than a half-century, Port Chicago Naval Magazine has been a major port for the shipment of munitions to U.S. forces serving overseas. The Navy created the munitions-loading complex next to the town of Port Chicago as an annex to the Mare . . . — Map (db m136861) HM WM
California (Contra Costa County), Concord — Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Dead or Missing in the Port Chicago Explosion July 17, 1944 —
U.S. Naval Magazine and Naval Barracks S2c James C. Akins GM3c Clarence Allen, Jr. Lt. (jg) Maxie L. Anderson S2c Leslie K. Asare S2c Isajah Ash. Jr. S2c David Bacon, Sr. S2c Henry W. Bailey GM3c Leonard Baker S2c Joseph . . . — Map (db m136952) WM

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