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Overland Monthly, Vol. 40: An Illustrated Magazine of the West; July-December, 1902 (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Overland Monthly, Vol. 40: An Illustrated Magazine of the West; July-December, 1902 The original Union Iron W'orks was established in San Francisco in 1849, and had a steady development with the growth of the State. In 1883 the works, under the firm name of Prescott, Scott Company, was the leading engineering firm on the Pacific Coast, and their busi ness had outgrown the possibility Of fur ther extension in the contracted quar ters occupied by the Old busi ness had outgrown the possibility Of fur ther extension in the contracted quar ters occupied by the Old works in the business part Of the city. There was also at that time a growing want beginning to be felt for extended facilities to meet the demands of the rapidly extending commerce Of the port. It was therefore determined to form the Union Iron Works into a corporation under the laws Of California, and remove the works to a suitable location having a water frontage on the bay, so that ship building and dock facilities could be added to the engineering business Of the company. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more