Location: 720 Second Avenue, Crockett
Time: Sunday June 12, From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hercules, the newest book in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Series, will be featured at an event at What’s on Second Antiques on June 12th. Meet local author Stephen Lawton, who will be available to sign copies. This new book chronicles 100 years of Hercules, one of the longest surviving company towns in California, located here in the East Bay. Before there was Silicon Valley, there was the high explosives industry that put California on the global stage. Using 219 rare images of the plant, its people, and the company village, Hercules tells the story of industrial innovation that began in the 1870s that ended with the dawn of the environmental movement.