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#740:  Carnegie

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Location:

Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area, 5.9 mi W of I-580 on Corral Hollow Rd, 9 mi SW of Tracy

37.633028,-121.543176

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

Plaque is on the far side of the ranger station. Restricted to operating hours.


From the Guidebook:

A city of 3,500 population from 1895-1912, the town had a post office, company store, hotels, saloons, bandstand, and hundreds of homes. The Carnegie Brick and Pottery Company had 45 kilns and 13 tall smokestacks, clay came from the famous Tesla Coal Mine, four miles to the west. Town and plant were served by the Alameda and San Joaquin Railroad.



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