New PDF release: Hercules (Images of America)

By Jennifer Posedel,Stephen Lawton

The historical past of explosives production in Hercules begun in 1879, while the California Powder Works received a website on San Pablo Bay, 20 miles northeast of San Francisco. The powder works, to that end owned by way of Dupont and the Hercules Powder corporation, produced one of many first across the world branded items: Hercules dynamite. It grew to become the world's top manufacturer of TNT in the course of global warfare I. town of Hercules used to be included in 1900, and for almost seventy five years its inhabitants remained below three hundred. The company-owned village had no retail district, yet its worker clubhouse used to be the anchor for the city's social lifestyles. After the explosives plant closed, structures comprising a small historical district have been restored, whereas a various residential suburb grew swiftly round it. Hercules chronicles the city's commercial prior and a vanishing means of life.

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