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Calaveras Cement supplied material for Pardee Dam, Bay Bridge

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Posted: Friday, July 16, 2004 10:00 pm

First, the hilly San Andreas region was known for its role in the Gold Rush. Beginning In the 1920s, its notoriety came from cement.

Although less glamorous than gold but still lucrative, huge deposits of high-grade limestone and shale were discovered in the hills near the trading post called Kentucky House, two miles south of San Andreas in Calaveras County.

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