Martinez Historical Society
Walking Tour of Martinez
Court Street between Main & Escobar
Street widening created area dedicated as Sharkey Square in October of 1954 to honor State Sen. William R. Sharkey, 50 years newspaper publisher of the Contra Costa Gazette.
Plaque in the Square reads - Sharkey Square, dedicated in memory of Will R. Sharkey 1879 - 1948. Publisher, Legislator, and Conservationist.