Lathrop in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
From 1849 until 1869
Was given the name by Leland Stanford when he moved his Central Pacific Railroad terminal here and dedicated the town to his wifeís family. In 1886, after a dispute with local citizens, Stanford moved the terminal to Tracy.
May 21, 2005
Erected 2005 by Manteca Historical Society.
Location. 37° 49.202′ N, 121° 16.547′ W. Marker is in Lathrop, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is at the intersection of East L Street and 7th Street, on the right when traveling east on East L Street. Touch for map. Marker is located inside the fence at the northeast corner of the Lathrop Skate Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 East L Street, Lathrop CA 95330, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Comet – 1846 – First Sail Launch (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Completion of Pacific Railroad (approx. 2.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Liberty Plot (approx. 4.1 miles away); French Camp (approx. Stockton Assembly Center (approx. 8.2 miles away); Moses Rogers Home (approx. 8.6 miles away); Ort J. Lofthus Crosstown Freeway (approx. 9 miles away); Saint Maryís Catholic Church (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lathrop.
Also see . . .
1. Lathrop History. (Submitted on June 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Sharpe Army Depot. During World War II, Lathrop became a strategic military shipping and storage area due to the proximity of the railroad. In 1942, Sharpe was officially dedicated as the Lathrop Holding and Reconsignment Point. What was once a Central California sheep ranch was transformed into a major military supply installation capable of loading 6,000 rail cars per month with supplies and equipment at its wartime peak. Often up to 450 rail cars were loaded or unloaded within 24 hours. (Submitted on June 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.