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  • 155 Selby Smelting Works 10.tif

    Views of nearby Selby Works, the contemporaneous chief refinery of gold, silver and lead in the West.

    California Powder Works was the earliest industrial-age factory sited along the Carquinez Strait and San Pablo Bay shoreline. Many other factories in the early industrial age were located here, creating the core industrial base for the new Pacific West.
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