Richmond, California

Richmond Museum of History

The Richmond Museum of History consists of exhibits on the shipbuilding efforts in the area during World War II.

The Ford Company had a manufacturing plant for gasoline vehicles in Richmond.

During World War II the Ford Company converted the factory so that it would be able to produce tanks, and other military machines.

The shipyards contributed greatly to the war effort, and in the year 2000 the main shipyard was designated as the Riveter the Rosie National Park.

After the axis powers surrendered, one by one, the shipyard was the site of celebrations with it’s workers.

There was a ferry that ran between San Francisco to Richmond to transport individuals. The construction of a bridge that connected west bay to east bay caused the ferry line to end, once the bridge opened to automobile traffic.

These are photos that were taken the last day the ferry was open.

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