Map of Rancho Los Medanos in 1878 Pittsburg California

The history of Pittsburg is just as diverse as our present-day population. It can be divided into several epochs if you will and I will briefly touch on them in the hopes to pique your interest of visiting our wonderful museum and exploring its vast treasures that are contained in its historic walls.

Early Pittsburg History

Train hauling coal in Somersville, CA circa 1875

Black Diamond

Black Diamond town illustration

New York of the Pacific

Colorized sketch of the Wharf in the 1930s, Pittsburg, CA

Commercial Fishing

Card promoting Pittsburg, CA as the City of Industry

Industrial City

Military parade on Railroad ave passing in front of Carlos Pizzeria

Early Downtown

Color illustration of the Pittsburg Post Dispatch building


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