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Antioch, Contra Costa County California

Antioch, Contra Costa County, PO 25 miles east of Martinez. The town is pleasantly situated near the head of Suisun Bay, and is the depot for shipment of produce of a large and fertile agricultural section.

The event of 1874 was the loading of a large ship with wheat direct for Liverpool, thus proving the capacity of the harbor, and giving hopes of the future. The construction of the Kings River and San Joaquin Canal, for navigation and irrigation, is expected, with its terminus at Antioch, which would make this an important port.

The town enjoys considerable trade with the neighboring farmers, and also with the coal miners of Monte Diablo. The Antioch Distillery has been in operation some years, and a successful pottery is established, which manufactures large quantities of earthenware.

One newspaper, the Ledger, is published weekly.

Antioch Ledger, J P Abbott, proprietor. Main
Bayliss Edward, liquor saloon. Main
Beasley E T Rev, clergyman (Cong)
Behan, Timothy, liquor saloon, Wyatt
Brewer & Coates, general merchandise, corner Front and Galloway
Brown George W, carriage painter and trimmer, Main
Burk Geo, barber. Main
Callihan P Rev, clergyman (R C)
Carman George C, groceries, Front
Chase & Robins, livery and teed stable. Main
Cruikshank & Strickler, real estate and insurance agents. Main
Dahnken Frederick, liquor saloon. Wharf
Dillon & Tall, restaurant. Front
Dolan M, livery stable. Main
Ewing James, blacksmith and wagon maker
Fischer Ferdinand, bakery. Main
Forman W R & Company butchers, Front
Galloway Joseph & Company lumber, corner Wyatt and Galloway
Gillespie G A, groceries, Main
Girvin William, flour manufacturer
Giusti Charles boot and shoe maker, Main
Griffin Patrick, proprietor American Exchange Hotel, corner Main and Wyatt
Hard R B, stoves, tin, and hardware. Main
Homburg Martin, general merchandise and ship chandlery, corner Alain and Front
Howard J R, physician. Front
Jacobs M H, merchant tailor, Front
Joslin S B, harness and saddlery, corner Wyatt and Boober
Jost C, proprietor Antioch Distillery
Kahn Maurice, general merchandise. Front
Kinkead William & Son, restaurant. Front
Lobree Isaac, general merchandise, corner Main and Front
Macartney D, fruits, vegetables, etc, Wyatt
Mahan D P, proprietor Antioch Hotel and justice of the peace
McDermott P, blacksmith and wagon maker. Main
Moore & Luppa, butchers
Morrissey M A, liquor and billiard saloon corner Wyatt and Galloway
Nellis S, bakery
Nelson Alice Mrs, restaurant, Main
Nooks & Company butchers
Oden H D, physician. Front
Oden W T, druggist, corner Main and Front
Orso & Bros, boot and shoe makers. Main
Parkinson M C, physician. Main
Peers Charles, liquor saloon. Main
Peterson Bros, blacksmiths
Phillips Van W, postmaster, agent Wells, Fargo & Company and books and stationery, corner Main and Front
Reich J C. boot and shoe maker. Main
Remfree William, barber, Main
Sayers Samuel, attorney at law
Sutton Thomas A, liquor saloon. Main
Tappeiner John, boot and shoe maker. Wyatt
Thyarks George, general merchandise, corner Main and Front
Walcott Oliver, attorney at law
Wild C, tailor. Main
Wilkening Frederick, liquor and billiard saloon, corner Main and Wyatt
William K, liquor saloon, Main
Wolf & ____ general merchandise, corner Galloway and Wyatt

California Gazetteer | AHGP California

Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875

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