National Geographic : 1936 Mar
00 Photograph byCommercial and Photo View A GLEAMING HIGHWAY ETCHES THE BACKBONE OF A BUSY MANUFACTURING AND OIL-REFINING DISTRICT ONSAN FRANCISCO BAY Diversified manufacturing ranges from pottery and heavy chemicals to railroad cars and steel barrels, where until1899 there were only grainfields and farmhouses. Crude oil is piped here from Kettleman Hills, more than 200 miles south (see page 317). "Tank farms," railway switches, and shipping piers indicate intense activity (see text, page 333). This shows Richmond's western water front, looking south from San Pablo Point. Berkeley is six miles beyond Richmond, inthebackground.