This is about California bricks, California brickmakers, and their history. My initial interest in bricks
began when I found a salmon firebrick with the brand name
"Carnegie" stamped into its face. This brick was made at the Carnegie brick works in San Joaquin County,
California, and the clay came from the Tesla coal mines in Alameda County. Over the years, other bricks stamped
with brand names were added to my collection. Many of the bricks were given to me by friends and relatives who
enjoyed finding bricks for me. The fun part was researching the old bricks and learning their history. On these
pages I'll share with you my California brick collection and some of the history that I have discovered along the way.
I want to thank all of those generous folks who have contributed samples, information, or photographs for use on
this site. It has become quite a community project. Hope this site will be helpful to brick collectors, historians,
and archaeologists who are looking for more information about bricks. Enjoy! - Dan Mosier.
Suggested reference for this website using Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers:
Mosier, Dan L., California Bricks, 2001, http://calbricks.netfirms.com/index.html (accessed put-date-here).
Comments or questions are welcomed.
Please send email to Dan Mosier at firstname.lastname@example.org.