Wednesday, January 09, 2008

California Historical Landmark #777

Site of San Joaquin City
California State Historical Landmark #777

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This landmark is located at 31167 Kasson Road, Tracy, California. There are 24 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Joaquin County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 40.209 W 121° 15.950.

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San Joaquin City was established in 1849, the year before nearby Durham's Ferry began shuttling pioneers, gold miners, farmers and their wagons across the river.

Riverboats filled with grain left the city for Stockton. The city's popularity gave rise to talk that it would rival Stockton as the main conduit between San Francisco and the Mother Lode, and the city reached a population of 1,400 in its heyday, according to estimates. The town slowly subsided into obscurity in the early 1900s as trains edged out riverboats.




The plaque is missing.

This river town was established in 1849. Pioneers and freight wagons following post roads to the southern mines crossed the river nearby at Durham's Ferry, and as a terminal for riverboats, the town played an important part in development of west side grain farming and cattle raising.

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