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Stockton in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Sister City Story

 
 
The Sister City Story Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
1. The Sister City Story Marker
Inscription. Sister city affiliations between the United States and other nations began shortly after World War II, and developed into a national initiative when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed the “people-to-people” program at a White House conference in 1956. President Eisenhower’s intention was to involve individuals and organized groups at all levels of society in citizen diplomacy, with the hope that personal relationships, fostered through Sister City, county and state affiliations, would lesson the chance for future world conflicts.

Sister City relationships are officially recognized through Sister City agreements signed by the respective mayor or responsible governmental official of each city and ratified by each city council or it’s equivalent. Stockton’s participation in Sister Cities International began in 1959, when Mayor Dean DeCarli and a delegation of Stocktonians traveled to Shimizu, Japan, to sign a Sister City Agreement.

Many exchanges of artists, athletic teams, choral groups, city officials, medical personnel, teachers, students and involved citizens have contributed much to the understanding of each others’ culture and establishment of lasting personal friendships. The program is operated by the Sister City Association of Stockton, an independent non-profit corporation, with an 18-member
The Sister City Story Marker and Donor Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
2. The Sister City Story Marker and Donor Plaque
Board of Directors, and continuing support from the Mayor and City Council.

The flags located here represent the countries in which Stockton has established Sister Cities around the world.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 37° 57.254′ N, 121° 17.515′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker can be reached from Center Street. Click for map. Marker is located at McCloud Park on Weber Point. Marker is in this post office area: Stockton CA 95202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Head of Navigation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Compass Rose (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weber Point (about 400 feet away); Weber Point Home – 1850 (about 400 feet away); Charles Weber and the Founding of Stockton (about 600 feet away); B & M Building (about 700 feet away); Sperry Flour Mill Office (about 700 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Stockton.
 
Also see . . .  Stockton Sister City Association. Stockton's Sister Cities - Click on the city name to learn more about each sister city. (Submitted on November 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords.
The Sister City Story Marker and Sister City Flags image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
3. The Sister City Story Marker and Sister City Flags
Sister Cities
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernment
 
Stockton, USA - 1959 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
4. Stockton, USA - 1959
Shimizu, Japan - 1959 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
5. Shimizu, Japan - 1959
Iloilo, Phillipines - 1964 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
6. Iloilo, Phillipines - 1964
Empalme, Mexico - 1973 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
7. Empalme, Mexico - 1973
Foshan, China - 1993 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
8. Foshan, China - 1993
Parma, Italy - 1998 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
9. Parma, Italy - 1998
Sister City Flags from Across McCloud Lake image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 1, 2009
10. Sister City Flags from Across McCloud Lake
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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