California State Historical Landmark #935
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This landmark is located at 1672 W Bowman Road, 2.2 miles west of I-5, French Camp, California. There are 24 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Joaquin County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 51.800 W 121° 19.100.
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Now known as The River Mill, the California Chicory Works has been extensively remodeled for conferences, day-long seminars, luncheons, dinners and special events.
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.