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Stockton, San Joaquin, California, USA

"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 part of the great central valley of California), 48 miles S. by E. of Sacramento, and 1: miles E. by N. of San Francisco. It is about 3 miles E. of the San Joaquin River, with which it is connected by * navigable channel. Lat. 37° 56' N.; lon. 121° 14' W. Two" lines of steamboats ply daily between Stockton and San Francisco. Stockton contains a fine granite court-house costing (1891) $350,000, 13 churches, a Jewish synagogue, 2 theatres, a national gold bank, 2 other banks, a saving: bank, a branch of the banking-house of Wells, Fargo & Co., a paper-mill, a woollen-mill, 4 flour-mills with a daily capacity each of about 1500 barrels of flour, 2 tannerie, 2 foundries, 3 planing-mills, extensive manufactures of farming-implements, wheels, street-cars, pottery (with a specialty of colored ware in fine goods and sanitary crocks), carriages, chairs, soap, &c. The city has also a high school, 7 grammar-schools, a state asylum for the insane with about 1400 patients, a convent, 2 public libraries, and printing: offices which issue 2 daily and 4 weekly newspapers. It is partly supplied with water by artesian wells (one of which is 1000 feet deep), and has 15 natural gas-wells, each yielding from 25,000 to 100,000 feet daily. The insane asylum has 2 wells giving 75,000 feet daily, which light and heat all the buildings. Stockton is the N. terminus of the Stockton & Merced Railroad, and is a terminus of the Copperopolis Railroad. Large quantities of wheat are ship: ere. Pop. in 1870, 10,066; in 1880, 10,282; in 1890, 14,424; in 1893 (city census), 17,759."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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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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  • 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...

  • 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
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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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