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

French Camp

 
 
French Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, May 7, 2023
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 Landmarks, the California Trail, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 37° 53.166′ N, 121° 
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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. Finley’s Bar and Grill (approx. 1.6 miles away); William Campbell (approx. 3 miles away); Liberty Plot (approx. 3 miles away); California Chicory Works (approx. 3.1 miles away); Stockton Assembly Center (approx. 3.6 miles away); Wong Mansion (approx. 3.9 miles away); Moses Rogers Home (approx. 4.1 miles away); Santa Fe Depot (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in French Camp.
 
Regarding French Camp. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.668 on December 12, 1959.
 
Also see . . .
1. French Camp, California. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 31, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Stockton's History. Visit Stockton website entry (Submitted on January 14, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Relocated
The marker and sign have been relocated and placed together, a stones throw away from the new French Camp Elementary School.
French Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
2. French Camp Marker
    — Submitted May 8, 2023, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.
 
French Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, May 7, 2023
3. French Camp Marker
French Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
4. French Camp Marker
Sign At Parking Area at School Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
5. Sign At Parking Area at School Site
Charles M. Weber image. Click for full size.
Bancroft Library
6. Charles M. Weber
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2024. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,912 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 8, 2023, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   2. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   3. submitted on May 8, 2023, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   4, 5, 6. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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