The name "Richmond" appears to predate actual incorporation by more than fifty years.
He's played some of the most iconic action heroes of all time, so it's no surprise that Harrison Ford has a taste for adrenaline when he's not on the big screen.
On Tuesday, the 74-year-old actor was spotted at the Santa Monica Airport in California gearing up for an afternoon helicopter flight.
There is a pier into San Francisco Bay south of Point Molate for oil tankers.
The western terminus of the Santa Fe Railroad was established in Richmond with ferry connections at Ferry Point in the Brickyard Cove area of Point Richmond to San Francisco.
His loyalty to the town of his birth caused him to persuade a federal surveying party mapping the San Francisco Bay to place the names "Point Richmond" and "Richmond" on an 1854 geodetic coast map, which was the geodetic map at the terminal selected by the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railroad; and by 1899 maps made by the railroad carried the name "Point Richmond Avenue," designating a county road that later became Barrett Avenue, a central street in Richmond.
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad had its terminus at Richmond.
At the outset of World War II, the four Richmond Shipyards were built along the Richmond waterfront, employing thousands of workers, many recruited from all over the United States, including many African-Americans and women entering the workforce for the first time.
Many of these workers lived in specially constructed houses scattered throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Richmond, Berkeley and Albany.
The old Ford plant has been a National Historic Place since 1988, and in 2004 was purchased by developer Eddie Orton The city was a small town at that time, until the onset of World War II which brought on a rush of migrants and a boom in the industrial sector.