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Silent auction for 20-25 specialty books

Attention history buffs, public works professionals and engineers of Northern California!

A special silent auction will be held July 15 at our booth at the downtown Martinez Maker's Market. This auction will focus on a small collection of rare/unusual books with topics such as Bay Area bridges, Engineering, Public Works and historic Bay Area planning documents.

The small collection of 20-25 specialty books are gently used and come from the archives of the Contra Costa County Historical Society. The books are unrelated to Contra Costa County and therefore we divest ourselves of these writings.

Details of the silent auction:

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023

Time: Bidding starts 11:00AM, bidding closes 2:00PM*

* You do not need to be present to win a bid. Arrangements will be made with you at the booth.  Please stop by!

For more specifics about the collection, you may call or text the APWA NorCal Chapter Historian John Mercurio at (925) 876-0327.

A sample of what you will find at the silent auction:

First Annual Progress Report

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

July 1, 1934

by California Public Works Department

First of an annual series of reports documenting the construction of this iconic bridge. Many drawings, maps and photos of the planned bridge as well as the early stages of its construction.   75 pages plus appendices, excellent condition.

Item Value: $100.00, Minimum Bid:  $30.00, Bid Increment:  $10.00

All proceeds of the silent auction directly benefit the CCCHS archives and the preservation of County history.

For more information about the Downtown Martinez Maker's Market, visit Makers Market Summer


July 15, 2023

11:00 am


2:00 pm


CCCHS Booth # TBA, downtown Martinez Makers Market

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July 15, 2023 11:00 AM

July 15, 2023 2:00 PM

CCCHS Booth # TBA, downtown Martinez Makers Market

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