Wednesday, March 07, 2007

CA Historical Landmark #436

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California State Historical Landmark #436

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This landmark is located in Veterans Park near the intersection of South Locust Avenue and West 4th Street in Ripon, California. There are 24 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Joaquin.


Approximately six miles west of this spot, 20 Mormon pioneers from the ship Brooklyn founded the first known agricultural colony in San Joaquin Valley, planting the first wheat and crops that they irrigated by the pole and bucket method. They erected three log houses and operated a sawmill and a ferry across Stanislaus. Their settlement later became known as Stanislaus City.


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