#0935 California Chicory Works


#0935 California Chicory Works

Site information:

1672 W Bowman Rd, 2.2 mi W of I-5, French Camp


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

California Chicory Works

The partnership of C.A. Bachmann and Charles H.W. Brandt, formed in 1885, was the largest chicory supplier in America while operating at this site during the 1890's. Chicory roots are roasted, ground, and used as a mixture with or substitute for coffee, using its own ship, The Dora, and the finest German equipment to process the chicory. The company shipped its product to market until about 1911.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Joaquin County Historical Society. September 12, 1981.

Registered 9/30/1980