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History of Stockton, California, USA

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Stockton, California, USA

Stockton, San Joaquin, CA

Stockton was founded by Captain Charles Maria Weber in 1849 after he acquired Rancho Campo de los Franceses. The city is named after Robert F. Stockton, and it was the first community in California to not have a name of Spanish or Native American origin.

Built during the California Gold Rush, Stockton's seaport serves as a gateway to the Central Valley and beyond. It provided easy access for trade and transportation to the southern gold mines. Stockton has been the location of the oldest university in California, University of the Pacific since 1923. As a result of the 2008 financial crisis, Stockton was the second largest city in the United States to file for bankruptcy protection. Stockton successfully exited bankruptcy in February 2015.

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  • 1854 - Stockton
    Stockton, a post-town and capital of San Joaquin county, California, is situated on a slough or channel of its own name, about 3 miles from its...Read MORE...


  • News 1879 - HAVOC IN A CROWD. TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE CAUSED BY A CALIFORNIAN ENGINEER'S STUPIDITY.
    San Francisco, February 22. - A terrific explosion took place today of El Dorado Street, Stockton. A crowd of more than two hundred people had...Read MORE...


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    Post Office, Stockton, California
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  • 1895 - Stockton
    Stockton, a city of California, and the capital of San Joaquin co., is situated on the Central Pacific Railroad, in an extensive fertile plain (a...Read MORE...


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    Southern Pacific Depot
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  • 1906
    Stockton, a city, capital of San Joaquin co., Cal., is situated on the Southern Pacific R. and the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Coast Line, in an...Read MORE...


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    St. Josephs Home, Stockton, Calif.

    "Since 1899, we have been giving something forward to the people of Stockton, California. As a 294-bed hospital offering a full range of award-winning care..." dignityhealthcareers.org
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  • 1921 - December 7 - KWG-AM in Stockton CA begins radio transmissions

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  • News 1935 - WAREHOUSE BURNS.
    Stockton, Calif., June 25. - Damages estimated in excess of $400,000 was done when flames destroyed the TAYLOR Milling Company plant at...Read MORE...


  • News 1942 - EXPLOSION, FIRE IN U.S. ARMY PLANT KILLS 11, INJURES NINE. MIDVALE MAN LISTED AMONG THOSE SERIOUSLY BURNED; INQUIRY BOARD TO STUDY CAUSE.
    Stockton, Cal., June 4 (AP) - Fire, preceded by an explosion, swept quickly through an army building and left 11 dead and another nine severely...Read MORE...


  • 1959 - February 23 - KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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St. Josephs Home, Stockton, Calif.

"Since 1899, we have been giving something forward to the people of Stockton, California. As a 294-bed hospital offering a full range of award-winning care..." dignityhealthcareers.org
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  • 1854 - Stockton
    Stockton, a post-town and capital of San Joaquin county, California, is situated on a slough or channel of its own name, about 3 miles from its... Read MORE...

  • News  1879 - HAVOC IN A CROWD. TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE CAUSED BY A CALIFORNIAN ENGINEER'S STUPIDITY.
    San Francisco, February 22. - A terrific explosion took place today of El Dorado Street, Stockton. A crowd of more than two hundred people had... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Stockton
    Stockton, a city of California, and the capital of San Joaquin co., is situated on the Central Pacific Railroad, in an extensive fertile plain (a... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Stockton, a city, capital of San Joaquin co., Cal., is situated on the Southern Pacific R. and the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Coast Line, in an... Read MORE...

  • 1921 - December 7 - KWG-AM in Stockton CA begins radio transmissions

    historyorb.com
  • News  1935 - WAREHOUSE BURNS.
    Stockton, Calif., June 25. - Damages estimated in excess of $400,000 was done when flames destroyed the TAYLOR Milling Company plant at... Read MORE...

  • News  1942 - EXPLOSION, FIRE IN U.S. ARMY PLANT KILLS 11, INJURES NINE. MIDVALE MAN LISTED AMONG THOSE SERIOUSLY BURNED; INQUIRY BOARD TO STUDY CAUSE.
    Stockton, Cal., June 4 (AP) - Fire, preceded by an explosion, swept quickly through an army building and left 11 dead and another nine severely... Read MORE...

  • 1959 - February 23 - KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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