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

Lindsay Point

Site of the First Building in Stockton

 
 
Lindsay Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
1. Lindsay Point Marker
Inscription.  In August 1844, the first settlers arrived at Rancho del Campo de los Franceses. One of the company, Thomas Lindsay, built the first dwelling, a tule hut, on this site. He was later murdered by Indians and buried here by travelers. The Point was formed by the junction of McLeod's Lake and Miner's Channel.
 
Erected 1969 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with local civic and historical organizations, July 29, 1969. (Marker Number 178.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesLandmarksNotable EventsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark series list.
 
Location. 37° 57.429′ N, 121° 17.51′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is on Civic Court when traveling west. Marker is located at the entrance to the Stockton City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockton CA 95202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Lindsay Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
2. Lindsay Point Marker
distance of this marker. Stockton City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Remember Pearl Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Chinese 1976 Bicentennial Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); We Shall Never Forget (about 300 feet away); Stockton Women Veterans Tree (about 300 feet away); José Maria Morelos y Pavón (about 400 feet away); Firefighters Memorial (about 400 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
 
Regarding Lindsay Point. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.178 on March 6, 1935.
 
Stockton City Hall and Lindsay Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
3. Stockton City Hall and Lindsay Point Marker
Stockton City Hall and Lindsay Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
4. Stockton City Hall and Lindsay Point Marker
Lindsay Point and Slough image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, circa 1866
5. Lindsay Point and Slough
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,334 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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