Crockett California

Crockett California

The I 80 bridge from Crockett

Crockett is a gem, hidden in plain sight beneath the I-80 Carquinez bridge in the East Bay. Crockett's population seems to have stabilized a very long time ago at it's current 3,000 or so. Crockett grew initially as a port town on the busy strip of docks and mills that lined the Carquinez straight in the mid to late 1800s. C&H (California and Hawaiian) sugar company began processing sugar in what had been a flour mill in 1906. C&H eventually grew to dominate the town as the other mills and the docks lining the straight closed.

Sugar Factory in Crockett California

The C&H Sugar Factory in Crockett California

Today Crockett is prosperous and well maintained while retaining much of it's blue collar character. It's like a time capsule in the middle of the sprawling bay area suburbs. Crockett is built on steep hillsides and with it's steep winding streets and closely packed Victorian homes it reminds me of small towns in western Pennsylvania. East of Crockett along the Carquinez strait are remnants of the docks and mills that operated in the late 1800s. Many are accessible via the rail line along the shore from Crockett to Port Costa.

Crockett California

Downtown Crockett

Crockett California

Odd fellows Hall in Crockett California

Downtown Crockett

Downtown Crockett

Crockett Ca

Residential Street in Crockett

Crockett CA

Crockett Homes

C&H Sugar Crockett

C&H Sugar Crockett California

C&H Sugar Crockett CA

C&H Sugar Plant Crockett CA

C&H Sugar Crockett CA

C&H Sugar Plant Crockett CA

C&H Sugar Plant Crockett CA

C&H Sugar Plant Crockett CA

Crockett CA

Crockett California

Carquinez Strait near Crockett CA

Carquinez Strait Just East of Crockett California

Carquinez Straight near Crockett CA

Carquinez Strait Just East of Crockett California

Carquinez Straight near Crockett CA

Carquinez Strait Just East of Crockett California

Carquinez Straight near Crockett CA

Carquinez Strait Just East of Crockett California

Carquinez Straight near Crockett

Carquinez Strait Just East of Crockett California

Carquinez Senic Drive near Port Costa

Carquinez Scenic Drive Near Port Costa California

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