Stockton in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Soldiers Friend
Erected 1887 by Rawlins Post No.23, Grand Army of the Republic and the Citizens of Stockton, September 19, 1887. (Marker Number 801.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark marker series.
Location. 37° 58.648′ N, 121° 17.185′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stockton Developmental Center (approx. 0.9 miles away); Magnolia Historic District (approx. one mile away); Temple Israel Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Stockton Jewish Community Center (approx. one mile away); Weber Primary School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Edward B. Conde Home (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hand Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away); Stockton Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
Regarding The Soldiers Friend. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 801 on January 7, 1965.
Also see . . . California During the Civil War. From a footnote on the page:
Ruel C. Gridley in April, 1864, was engaged in the grocery business in Austin, Nevada. As the city election came on he bet a sack of flour with Dr. Herrick that the Douglas-Democrat would be elected mayor. Gridley lost the bet. Its conditions were that the loser was to carry the flour from Austin to Clifton, a distance of a mile and a quarter. At the appointed time Mr. Gridley appeared carrying the flour on his shoulder, neatly trimmed with ribbons (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • War, US Civil •
More. Search the internet for The Soldiers Friend.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,652 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 7. submitted on February 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 8. submitted on February 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.