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Newman in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Founding Day April 28, 1888

 
 
Founding Day April 28, 1888 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2013
1. Founding Day April 28, 1888 Marker
Inscription. On April 28, 1888 Simon Newman and the SP ran a special train from Oakland to bring potential land purchasers and investors. These were joined by the residents of Hills Ferry and the surrounding area. All who gathered enjoyed a huge barbecue and picnic. The lots in the future city of Newman were auctioned in an atmosphere of conviviality. They sold well, surpassing the expectations of the Simon Newman Co. and Pacific Improvement Company. Subsequently, 320 acres were laid aside for the city on May 3, 1887. The Pacific Improvement Company, a subsidiary of the SPRR, retained as their fee, an equal division of the property so that every other lot in the town belonged to them.

The Newman Centennial Association on behalf of the Citizens of Newman hereby dedicate this plaque to the City of Newman
 
Erected 1988 by Newman Centennial Association.
 
Location. 37° 18.899′ N, 121° 1.57′ W. Marker is in Newman, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on Tulare Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1259 Tulare Street, Newman CA 95360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hills Ferry (approx. 3.6 miles away);
Founding Day April 28, 1888 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2013
2. Founding Day April 28, 1888 Marker
Men of Gustine War Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Enterprise School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Gustine Museum (approx. 4.3 miles away); Orestimba (approx. 4.4 miles away); West of This Point is the California Aqueduct (approx. 4.4 miles away); Irwin City (approx. 11.4 miles away); Hotel Del Puerto (approx. 12.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newman.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Pioneer Park, bounded by Fresno, Q Street, R Street and Tulare Street.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Pioneer Park dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2013
3. Pioneer Park dedication plaque
To the memory of Simon Newman, founder of this community and donor of this park, this memorial is dedicated by the Town of Newman.
AD 1927
Pioneer Park flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2013
4. Pioneer Park flagpole
A plaque at the base of the flagpole reads:
This symbol of liberty and opportunity is erected to the memory of Simon Newman by his sons and daughters.
John Sharp fountain image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2013
5. John Sharp fountain
The plaque reads:
John Sharp
Monument
Dedicated to the City of
Newman
1915
1893 Artillery Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2013
6. 1893 Artillery Cannon
1893 Artillery Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2013
7. 1893 Artillery Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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