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Description

In 1881, Hercules was established as a company town for the Hercules Powder Company, a chemical and munitions manufacturing company that was known for its specially patented dynamite called Hercules, named after the greek mythological hero for being so powerful. Its remote location at the time as well as its proximity to the Central Pacific Railroad and San Pablo Bay led this city to be the company's ideal location for the production of explosives. A majority of those working under these dangerous conditions were Chinese laborers, who often faced discrimination from their white employers.
The City of Hercules has greatly changed from what it once was; today the suburban commuter city is home to a ethnically diverse population of approximately 25,000.

Type

Artwork

Subject

ESPM 50 Creative Projects

Creator

Chow, Melanie

Publisher/Uploader

ESPM 50

Upload Date/Date Issued

2019-05-07T01:08:53Z

Content License

Unknown

Identifier

18SP_E527EBF0

Medium

Watercolor and Ink

Extent

9 x12