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Company Town?: History of the Richmond refinery

on November 10, 2009

Explore the relationship between Richmond’s community and refinery, beginning with the inception of the refinery in 1901. Use the slider or arrows to scroll through more than a century of stories, and click on audio icons to listen to sound bites from Richmond residents.


  1. F.Hasey on December 20, 2009 at 8:59 am

    As native of Richmond many changes were experienced. I was to young to have worked in the shipyard but my sisters did. One sister still alive has articles she has expressed interest in donating to Rosies Museum. Would like address to give her so she may contact N.P.A. Also may have refinery articles, father worked there forty years starting around 1933 ? Pls let me know if interested?

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