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The western terminus of the Santa Fe Railroad was established in Richmond with ferry connections at Ferry Point in the Brickyard Cove area of Point Richmond to San Francisco.
At the outset of World War II, the four Richmond Shipyards were built along the Richmond waterfront, employing thousands of workers, many recruited from all over the United States, including many African-Americans and women entering the workforce for the first time.
Kaiser's Richmond shipyards built 747 Victory and Liberty ships for the war effort, more than any other site in the U. The city broke many records and even built one Liberty ship in a record five days.
On average the yards could build a ship in thirty days.
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad had its terminus at Richmond.
online dating singles, dance parties, entertainment, personals matchmaking, dining clubs, dance functions, singles social events in Washington D. This era also brought with it the innovation of daycare for children, as a few women could care for several dozen women's children, while most of the mothers went off to work in the factories and shipyards.In the 1970s the Hilltop area including a large shopping mall was developed in the northern suburbs of the city; this further depressed the downtown area as it drew away retail clients and tenants.The medical system established for the shipyard workers at the Richmond Field Hospital eventually became today's Kaiser Permanente HMO.It remained in operation until 1993 when it was replaced by the modern Richmond Medical Center hospital, that has subsequently expanded to a large multiple building campus.