Located in the western part of California and Contra Costa County, Antioch lay on Joaquin River and was discovered in 1849 as Smith's Landing. The name of the city was changed to Antioch, after the biblical figure. It was then developed and cultivated as an agricultural community and became a major industrial complex throughout history. Numerous national manufacturers are located in the city that are producers and manufacturers of paper and fiberboard, steel, and chemicals. Antioch has been hosting the annual celebration and a blues festival. The Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, which has been closed for 16 years, has been protecting the habitat of several endangered species that are located in the region.
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