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Browsing items in: The Contra Costa County Historical Society Collection

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    • District badge fair [realia].

    • Fairs -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).;
    • Badge from a 1900 district fair. On the white rectangular enamel (?) medallion framed by gold metal, the word “MEMBER”. On the fabric ribbon below the medallion, the words “DISTRICT FAIR CONCORD, CAL. SEPT 18-23, 1900” in gold. Beige fabric bow...
    • Iron shrapnel [realia].

    • Navy-yards and naval stations -- California -- Concord.; Navy-yards and naval stations -- California -- Port Chicago.; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Contra Costa County (Calif.).;
    • Twisted, irregularly-shaped iron shrapnel from the Port Chicago explosion, the largest World War II disaster in the United States. The shrapnel was found one and a half miles southeast of the location of the explosion which occurred on July 17,...
    • Mining map [cartographic material].

    • Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Maps -- 1840-1850.; Mines and mineral resources -- California.;
    • “Mining map of California 1850, Map of the Mining District of California by Wm. A. Jackson”. The legend (“Explanation”) includes symbols for: “City or Town, Ranch, Workings for Gold, Indian Villages”. The area of the map includes a section of...
    • Sub-hemispherical bowl [realia].

    • Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Patwin Indians.; Indians of North America -- California.;
    • Patwin Indian basket, sub-hemispherical bowl, redbud on three rod foundation, 19th century. “The Patwin occupied the territory west of the Sacramento River, to the foothills of the Coast Range in the west and to San Pablo and Suisun bays in the...
    • Swett's grape juice [realia].

    • Advertising.; Branding (Marketing).; Local history -- Contra Costa County (Calif.).; Martinez (Calif.).; Swett, John, 1830-1913.;
    • Fruit box picture from John Swett’s ranch. Rectangular advertising image of a young woman surrounded by green grape vine leaves and red grapes with the caption “Swett’s grape juice made from mountain grapes -- refreshingly tart and high flavored....

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