Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Richmond (California)

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RICHMOND, a city of California, in Contra Costa co. It is on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fé and the Southern Pacific railroads. Its situation on the west side of San Francisco Bay, with a frontage of 6 miles of deep water, make it an excellent shipping point. It is the center of the oil region of the Pacific coast, and is the terminus of the Standard Oil pipe lines. It contains large oil refineries. Its other industries include railway repair shops, pipe and steel works, porcelain factories, brick works, foundries, stone quarries, etc. The city has a park, a library, excellent school buildings, and a city hall. Pop. (1910) 6,802; (1920) 16,843.