7.5 in HIGH x 12.5 in WIDE
(19.05 cm HIGH x 31.75 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Port Costa, per the notation on the back of the photo, sometime around the turn of the 20th century. One-and two-storey houses are on the hillside on the south shore of Carquinez Strait. At the base of the hills, a trestle bridge carries a road over the railroad track. Railroad box cars are on a siding at right center. On the far side of the cars, at water's edge, there is a row of one-, two-, and three-storey commercial establishments, many with external balconies. Two large packing sheds can be seen on the westernmost side of the commercial establishments. [Since Port Costa was a large grain shipping port in thelatter half of the 19th century, the sheds may have been storage for grain shipments. JM 11/14/2000] Another notation on the back of the photo reads "Copied by Carl Bigelow."

Used: Oakland Tribune

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