The Clark & Henery Account Books (1895-1911) and Scrapbooks (1911-1916) illustrate the
history of street paving in Northern California and Oregon during the years immediately
preceding World War I. They record city decisions and politics regarding paving,
financing of paving, types of paving, steps in the paving process, and public attitudes
towards road and street paving.
Clark and Henery Bridge and Wharf Builders and General Construction was based in
Stockton, Calif. from the 1890's through 1911. By 1911-12 they had branched into many
areas of Northern California, doing road paving in Lodi, Marysville, Chico, and Oroville
and many towns in Oregon. In 1914-15 they were involved in a dredger scandal in Oakland
and there were other controversies over their contracts and work.
Collection is open for research.