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whilst the 1st settlers arrived the following in 1850, they can by no means have guessed that their tiny payment might sooner or later be domestic to over 100,000 souls, ratings of factories, and the gateway to the California Delta with essentially the most efficient agricultural lands on the earth. In prior days, the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers have been the most routes into the state's inside, because the swampy delta land had but to be tamed. Antioch and within sight Pittsburg served as significant depots for offers to the Sierra gold fields, stockpiling lumber, produce, hay, dry items, drugs, and gas from the Stewartville, Empire, and Judsonville coal mines. Named in 1851 after the biblical urban in Syria, this city served for a few years because the Bay Area's easternmost outpost and supplied its population with a bounty either man-made and natural.

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