The Cannery Lady

The Cannery Lady (HMBZX)

Location: Antioch, CA 94509 Contra Costa County
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N 38° 1.061', W 121° 49.001'

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In the early 19th century many canneries operated throughout California. The rich agricultural and fishing areas of east Contra Costa County hosted a number of canneries and packing sheds. The picturesque Antioch waterfront was home to two canneries and one packing shed.
Hickmott Canning Company, also known as Hickmott Foods, was on the river on the East side of town. Western California Canners, later known as Tullie Lewis Foods, occupied the waterfront on the West side of town. Between the two, located adjacent to the railroad, was the Sante Fe Packing Shed where asparagus was packed and shipped to all areas of the country by the Sante Fe Railroad.
The community of Pittsburgh was home to fish canneries, the most renowned being F.E. Booth Canning Company, also established in Monterey, California.
The cannery workers were primarily women that sought seasonal employment. To preserve the history of our canneries, our communities, and to honor the hard working people of East County, the theme of a woman cannery worker was selected.
It is hoped that, through the use of art, we will bind our community together. The Cannery Lady Statue demonstrates our pride in, and recognition of, the contributions made by our earlier residents, the workers of East County.
Friends of the Cannery Worker

Board of Directors;
James G. Boccio, Chairman
Jim Davi, Vice Chair
Helen Bates, Treasurer
Susan Roberts, Secretary
Faye Curtis
Karen Galway
Helen Meagher
Bruna O'Berry
Elizabeth Rimbault
Renwick Russell

Eddie Beaudin
Phyllis Boccio
George Curtis
Earl Hohlmayer
Jill Joseph

Assisted By:
Stanford Davis, City Engineer
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed1996
Placed ByFriends of the Cannery Worker
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 11:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 603868 N 4208437
Decimal Degrees38.01768333, -121.81668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.061', W 121° 49.001'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 3.66" N, 121° 49' 0.06" W
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Area Code(s)510, 925
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 561-599 J St, Antioch CA 94509, US
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