Aerial View of Bethel Island

Aerial View of Bethel Island California

Stock #: 311031
Type: Large Format Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Bethel Island
State: California (CA)
County: Contra Costa
Publisher: The Plowlands
Size: 4.5" x 6.75" (11.5 x 18 cm)

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Is between Stockton an Oakley off Highway 4. The only island access by car is the Bethel Island Bridge, which crosses Dutch Slough from Oakley to the business district on the southern end of the island. The original bridge collapsed when it was crossed by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The islands recreational beginnings were northeast of the present bridge. Farrar Park had picnic tables, parking lot and rowboat rentals. The Jack J. Farrar family arrived on Bethel Island in 1926, finding the only other inhabitants of the island, a Hindu and his family, farming foreclosure property owned by the Bank of America. In 1936, Jack Farrar was the first to subdivide the levee