The​ Giant Powder Company

The Giant Powder Company – The First Company To Produce Dynamite In The United States Of America

The Giant Powder Company started manufacturing dynamite in the United States, for the purposes of constructing mines and dams, in San Francisco and Berkeley. When explosions at the factories at those two cities caused expensive property damage to the homes surrounding them, the company relocated to the remote area of Pinole, north of Berkeley.

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