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

French Camp

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
1. French Camp Marker
Inscription.  Here was the terminus of the Oregon-California Trail used by the French-Canadian trappers employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company from about 1832 to 1845. Michel La Framboise, among others, met fur trappers here annually where they camped with their families. In 1844 Charles M. Weber and William Gulnac promoted the first white settlement colony on Rancho del Camp de los Franceses, which included French Camp and the site of Stockton.
 
Erected 1959 by The California State Parks Commission in cooperation with the Reynolds Family Native Daughters of the Golden West, Ladies Auxiliary to California Pioneers, and French Camp District-Chamber of Commerce, June 6, 1959. (Marker Number 668.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsExplorationIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark, the California Trail, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 37° 53.166′ N, 121° 
French Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
2. French Camp Marker
16.198′ W. Marker is in French Camp, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is on South Elm Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the grounds of French Camp School on South Elm Street. French Camp School is located on the corner of South Elm Street and South Ash Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: French Camp CA 95231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Liberty Plot (approx. 3 miles away); Stockton Assembly Center (approx. 3.6 miles away); Moses Rogers Home (approx. 4.1 miles away); Ort J. Lofthus Crosstown Freeway (approx. 4˝ miles away); Lathrop (approx. 4.6 miles away); Saint Mary’s Catholic Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); California Building (approx. 4.7 miles away); Commercial and Savings Bank (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Regarding French Camp. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.668 on December 12, 1959.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of French Camp. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. History of Stockton. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Sign At Parking Area at School Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
3. Sign At Parking Area at School Site
Charles M. Weber image. Click for full size.
Bancroft Library
4. Charles M. Weber
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,793 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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