NO. 935 CALIFORNIA CHICORY WORKS - The partnership of C. A. Bachmann and Charles H. W. Brandt, formed in 1885, was the largest chicory supplier in America while operating at this site during the 1890s. Chicory roots are roasted, ground, and used as a mixture with or substitute for coffee. Using its own ship, The Dora, and the finest German equipment to process the chicory, the company shipped its product to market until about 1911.
1672 W Bowman Rd, 2.2 mi W of I-5, French Camp
The Old Chicory Works is now "The River Mill". Heading west on W Bowman, the driveway to "The River Mill" is on the south side of the street. Turn left onto the driveway. A little more than half way up the driveway, on your right side there is a vine covered brick wall where the state plaque is mounted.