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CHL No. 1040 First Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery - Yolo


NO. 1040 First Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery Site - From here to the Sacramento River is the approximate site of California’s first Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery in Washington (Broderick), Yolo County, founded by Hapgood, Hume and Company in 1864. This small canning operation was the beginning of the West Coast’s salmon canning industry. Salmon caught in the Sacramento River were canned by the cooker-boiler method, rather than the contemporary salt preservation method of that time. This allowed for wider markets and lower prices. In 1866, due to the decline in salmon runs in the river, the operation was relocated along the Columbia River, Oregon.


Sacramento River, opposite foot of K Street, West Sacramento
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CHL #1040 -Site of First Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery