was established just west across what is now U.S. 99 by C.C. Fugitt in 1852. It was first known as Davis Crossing, then Fugitt's and finally Liberty in 1859. By 1869 Liberty was an important stage stop between Stockton and Sacramento. During its . . . — — Map (db m178004) HM
Louis, a member of the Michel LaFamboise 1832 Hudson's Bay fur brigade, camped nearby while working his way back home in the Willamette region of Oregon. Upon passing away in the night, his Negro slave and traveling companion buried him here with . . . — — Map (db m151174) HM
In 1869, about a mile NW from here, the first brick school house was erected on the second flat of the Mokelumne River bank and retained the name from the original little wooden school house on the first flat, Prince Athearn School.
Then in 1877 . . . — — Map (db m151212) HM
"David S. Terry sold Charles Clements the ranch in 1871 where Clements now stands. Terry, Texas Ranger, 49er, California Supreme Court Justice and Confederate General became in 1888 husband and attorney for Sarah Hill, "The Rose of Sharon". In a . . . — — Map (db m151211) HM
In 1890 pioneers of the Town of Clements, Thomas Clements and Stillman Magee gave a deed and one dollar bill with a request that the cemetery be named after the Clement's family farm in Ireland. In 1895 it was incorporated and named Glenview . . . — — Map (db m151209) HM
James B. Anderson
Pvt. Co. D. 364th Inf. 91st Div.
An American Soldier
He rests in the "Argonne", France,
where he fell fighting for his country
Dec, 4, 1894 - Oct. 4, 1918 — — Map (db m193549) WM
First built in 1855 by Hodge and Terry.
Burned in 1856 and was rebuilt on it's present site.
Purchased by S.L. Magee and was operated by him for the next 25 years when it was abandoned for lack of business.
Erected by Clements 4-H Club . . . — — Map (db m157685) HM
County of San Joaquin
Mackville Road Bridge
Dedicated to the citizens of the Clements and Lockeford areas and San Joaquin County, January 1977
Board of Supervisors
George L. Baker • Norman D. Shumway • Adrian C. Fondse • Clifford . . . — — Map (db m151208) HM
Frank Vaz Borba was born near Visalia in Goshen, California on February 17, 1927. He was a son of Portuguese immigrants from Terceira Island Azores
that cave him the passion for brave bulls. In Frank's blood was the instincts of a true fighting . . . — — Map (db m183454) HM
Built in 1881, the building was bought by the newly instituted Lodge on July 11, 1882. The upstairs has served continuously as a meeting hall since then.
Dedicated on October 8, 1994 Tuleburgh Chapter #69, E Clampus Vitus — — Map (db m16623) HM
The partnership of C.A. Bachmann and Charles H.W. Brandt, formed in 1885, was the largest chicory supplier in America while operating at this site during the 1890's. Chicory roots are roasted, ground, and used as a mixture with or substitute for . . . — — Map (db m156499) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m15957) HM
The construction of the San Joaquin River Bridge completed the last link of the Transcontinental Railroad. Building had simultaneously proceeded from the Bay Area and Sacramento and met at the San Joaquin River. The first train crossed the bridge on . . . — — Map (db m11380) HM
Called Wilson’s Station
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 wife’s family. In 1886, after a dispute with local citizens, Stanford . . . — — Map (db m20006) HM
First known sail launch to ascend San Joaquin River from San Francisco landed here autumn 1846. Carried 20 Mormon pioneers who founded New Hope agricultural project on the Stanislaus. Yoke of oxen and span of mules driven from Marsh’s Landing . . . — — Map (db m143445) HM
David S. Terry, former Chief Justice of the California State Supreme Court and duelist was shot to death by David Neagle on August 14, 1889 in the old railroad restaurant across the street. Neagle had been hired to protect US Supreme Court Justice . . . — — Map (db m197162) HM
Originally known as Hawks Corner, it was renamed Elliot in honor of pioneer rancher J. Elliot [sic] in 1863 when a post office was established. By the 1890s the town of Elliot [sic] boasted a Methodist church, and [sic] Odd Fellows hall, two . . . — — Map (db m151662) HM
Elliott Cemetery, established in 1859, is the final resting place for area pioneer families. It once was the site of a Methodist church and included a section for the Elliott I.O.O.F. Lodge. #288. This cemetery is the last vestige of the town of . . . — — Map (db m151207) HM
First and oldest Protestant house in northern San Joaquin County. Built in 1859 on land donated by Donald J. Staples. Constructed of bricks given by Dr. D.J. Locke, founder of Lockeford and Mr. James Tallmadge, a builder and brick mason. Built by . . . — — Map (db m41406) HM
It was on this hill that Dr. Dean Jewett Locke and his brother Elmer H. Locke built the first cabin of this section in 1851. Disturbed by grizzly bears, they spent their first nights in the oak trees. Dr. Locke, physician for the . . . — — Map (db m143490) HM
First Lodi owned city hall &
fire house built 1912, cost $3995.
Board of Trustees
Geo. E. Lawrence, President
J.M. Blodgett, C.A. Rich,
F.O. Hale & C.A. Black
Site of Lodi's jail, Water Tank &
Electric Company (Cary Bros. . . . — — Map (db m41399) HM
Lodi's first park, 1876,
called Wardrobe Grove
Later named for Frank Hale, our 2nd mayor
Municipal baths with hot artesian well, 1916
Petrified tree from San Joaquin & Sierra
Nevada rail bed near Valley Springs, 1920
The bandstand . . . — — Map (db m41476) HM
Grand opening, May 1, 1915
James Whitaker, owner of first Lodi Hotel, (1870)
1912 E.B. Brown drew plans for a new hotel
Excavation and preliminary work by Cary Bros.
1914 Property sold to Lodi Investment Co.
W.H. Thompson, Pres.
Mr. . . . — — Map (db m41521) HM
A famous womens' rights activist, she began speaking on behalf of womens' rights in 1868. Laura ran for the California State Senate in 1871, long before women could vote. In 1873 she bought the first of several newspapers which she used as a forum . . . — — Map (db m91788) HM
Designed by architect E.B. Brown and built in 1907 for the Lodi Tokay Carnival, the Arch served as an entrance into Lodi and a symbol of agricultural and commercial growth. Essentially unaltered since construction, the structure is one of few . . . — — Map (db m143446) HM
Built 1907 during the first Tokay Carnival by the public spirited people of Lodi. Rebuilt 1956 during the term of Mayor Willard J Robinson through the efforts of Tokay Arch Committee headed by Albert Nies, chairman. and Eunice Looser, secretary . . . — — Map (db m113030) HM
Sacramento Street from Oak to Elm Streets comprised the business and social center from 1869 - 1919.
A C.P.R.R. Co. Depot in Central Mokelumne was built in 1868. S.P.R.R. located a new depot 1/2 block north in 1907.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA . . . — — Map (db m113029) HM
On this site
One hot day in June of 1919
A&W Root Beer
in Lodi, California
Dedicated to the City of Lodi, this 14th day of July, 2001 — — Map (db m41492) HM
On May 20, 1988 this unique 1923 Roman style building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In celebration we honor those women of vision who in 1906 started this club, first known as the Lodi Improvement Club. Their efforts . . . — — Map (db m91787) HM
Near here in May 1820 Estanislao, the Indian chief of whom the river and county were named, defeated Sgt. Sanchez in a battle. Later the same month Gen. Vallejo returned with infantry cavalry and artillery burned the woods and routed the Indians. . . . — — Map (db m151170) HM
Approximately six miles west, 20 Mormon pioneers from ship Brooklyn founded first known agricultural colony in San Joaquin Valley. Planting first wheat; also crops they irrigated by the pole and bucket method. Erected three log houses, operated . . . — — Map (db m143447) HM
In Honor of
Ripon High School Students
KIA World War II
Radomir Kilak • Henry Bouma • Raymond Clifton • Lyman Fulton • Billy Haller • Jack Harp • John Kamps • Paul Madsen • Oscar Poelstra • Carl Peterson • Viggo Peterson • John Smit • John Van . . . — — Map (db m19522) HM
“All football comes from Stagg.” Knute Rockne
Considered a great innovator and motivator in the development of college football, Amos Alonzo Stagg was one of the most influential sportsmen in U.S. history. He was an effective crusader for . . . — — Map (db m201767) HM
This building, situated near the head of the Stockton Channel evokes memories of early commerce when Stockton served as the main supply depot for the southern mines. Bearing remnants of Italienate Style, the structure is rich with history dating . . . — — Map (db m23995) HM
On this site: Civil War victories were celebrated by flying "Old Glory" on Charles Weber's 120 foot flag pole; in a 2,000 seat baseball stadium, Stockton became the 1888 California League champion; Coxey's Army camped in 1893; and delta reclamation . . . — — Map (db m82587) HM
Built originally for the former Farmers & Merchants Bank, this structure is the work of prominent San Francisco Architect George W. Kelham. With almost no exterior changes it exemplifies Renaissance Revival Style and reflects early local interest in . . . — — Map (db m23978) HM
This site marks the location of the original residence of Captain Charles M. Weber, the founding father of the City of Stockton. From this prominent point overlooking the waterfront, he directed the first survey of the city in . . . — — Map (db m200814) HM
Arriving in California with the Bidwell Party in 1841, Charles Weber could not have anticipated the monumental changes that were to come to this region after the Gold Rush. Originally a native of Germany, Weber was an immigrant to California . . . — — Map (db m200945) HM
The Chinese community of Stockton dedicates this monument to the city of
Stockton to commemorate the bicentennial year of 1976, in memory of the
contributions which the Chinese have made to Stockton.
The ingenuity of the Chinese . . . — — Map (db m103083) HM
This ten-story Renaissance Revival Building was constructed in 1915 to house the Commercial and Savings Bank founded in 1903 by John Raggio. After a fire, the north portion was added in 1924. The property was purchased in 1929 by the Bank of Italy, . . . — — Map (db m23984) HM
The lifeblood of Pacific Football was the Stockton community. Its citizens, businesses and organizations embraced the football program and players as family, providing the financial and emotional support necessary to sustain the football program for . . . — — Map (db m203858) HM
Nicknamed “The Vallejo Express,” Dick Bass was the first junior ever to lead the NCAA in rushing, total offense, and scoring. Following injuries that forced him to miss most of the 1956 season and all of the 1957 season, Bass led the country in . . . — — Map (db m201775) HM
The first Tiger to have his number retired, Eddie LeBaron is one of the most celebrated and accomplished alumnus in Pacific history. Nicknamed “The Little General,” the 5’7” LeBaron led the Tigers to their greatest season ever (11-0 and No. 10 . . . — — Map (db m201269) HM
Eddie Macon was a pioneer throughout his football career as the first African American player at Pacific, and the first to play in the Sun Bowl. He helped the Tigers to an undefeated season and no. 10 national ranking in 1949 and led Pacific in . . . — — Map (db m201272) HM
This is the former residence of popular band leader Edward B. Conde, editorialized as the “John Philip Souza of Stockton”. Conde brought distinction to this city with his much acclaimed musical organizations. He formed the famed Stockton . . . — — Map (db m24178) HM
1949 Team - Terrific Pacific
The 1949 Tigers were nationally recognized as one of the finest teams in the country, and their undefeated season was the greatest in the history of Pacific Football. In his third season, Larry Siemering and . . . — — Map (db m202571) HM
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for another.”
This memorial is dedicated to honor all Stockton firefighters that gave their lives in the line of duty. — — Map (db m15970) HM
The Goddess of Justice crowned
the dome of the second courthouse
constructed upon this site in 1888
By order of the Board
of Supervisors. The statue
has been restored by
county employees and
caused to be erected
on this pedestal . . . — — Map (db m23992) HM
This building is dedicated to
the memory of
Clifford J. Hand
Devoted teacher, administrator and friend whose many contributions to the progress of the University of the Pacific enriched the lives of the students, faculty and colleagues during . . . — — Map (db m103027) HM
For the Stockton Channel in 1849 was at El Dorado Street. Sailing ships and paddlewheel steamboats made the Stockton Levees a major supply center for the Southern mines during the Gold Rush. In 1933, the Port of Stockton became California’s first . . . — — Map (db m57987) HM
In 1846, during American conquest of California, John Brown, nicknamed “Juan Flaco,” rode from Los Angeles to San Francisco in four days to warn Commodore Stockton of the siege of Los Angeles. As a result, troops were sent and the city . . . — — Map (db m16011) HM
En conmemoración del Bicentenario de la Independencia de México y el Centenario de la Revolución mexicana, el Gobierno de México, a través del Consulado General de México en Sacramento, con el invaluable apoyo de la Asociación Comerciantes Unidos, . . . — — Map (db m103034) HM
Tom Flores ‘58
Tom Flores, who experienced great success as the starting quarterback of the Pacific Tigers in the late 1950s, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 8, 2021.
Flores was the NFL’s first Latino starting . . . — — Map (db m202665) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m15964) HM
Stockton’s first historic district has the community’s richest variety of architectural styles, including Queen Anne, Eastlake, Stick, Bungalow, Craftsman, Moderne and Spanish Revival. Since the 1860’s the area has been home to a broad cross . . . — — Map (db m15985) HM
Designed and built by renowned Stockton architect Frank V. Mayo, FAIA, and Howard Bissell, AIA, this is an excellent example of a commercial Gothic Style skyscraper. The steel-framed structure features a terraced façade typical of eastern urban . . . — — Map (db m49458) HM
One of California’s leading Black citizens build and resided in this home with his wife, Sara, and five daughters until his death in 1900. Born a slave in Missouri, he participated in the California Gold Rush and earned a statewide reputation as a . . . — — Map (db m23973) HM
Ort J. Lofthus
This outstanding civic leader rejected the prospect that Stockton would settle for a
”freeway to nowhere.” He organized the FOCUS (Finish Our Crosstown-Unite Stockton) committee and motivated our . . . — — Map (db m103087) HM
The guild hall of this church is an outstanding example of Nordic Architecture: It was completed in 1889 at a cost of $9,200. The adjacent church was erected for $10,000 and the first service was held December 18, 1892. Saint John’s and all older . . . — — Map (db m23972) HM
California’s first Archbishop, Joseph S. Alemany, laid the cornerstone July 21, 1861. The first mass was celebrated Christmas Eve of the same year. In 1870 the transept was added. The present steeple and ornate façade date from 1893. Saint Mary’s is . . . — — Map (db m23976) HM
Santa Fe Railway acquired its route from Bakersfield to Stockton from the San Francisco-San Joaquin Valley Railroad, known locally as the "Valley Road." This line, when completed in 1898, was the only railroad competing with Southern Pacific . . . — — Map (db m195082) HM
This structure once housed the general business offices of the second largest flour milling operation in California. An addition to this building, matching the original Victorian Commercial architecture, was completed in 1917. Sperry & Company was . . . — — Map (db m24207) HM
Built as a Catholic Parochial School in 1914, the facility has been successively called the St. Agnes Academy, St. Agnes High School, and San Joaquin Middle School. The adjoining building built in 1920, served as convent for the Dominican Sisters. . . . — — Map (db m203176) HM
University of the Pacific initially played football on the campus in 10,000 seat Baxter Stadium, with several featured contests moved to the larger Grape Bowl in Lodi. Following the undefeated 1949 season, the enthusiasm for the Tigers playing . . . — — Map (db m201273) HM
Here, within the confines of San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, enclosed by barbed wire and housed in temporary barracks, 4,217 San Joaquin County residents of Japanese ancestry, predominately American citizens, were interned from May 10 to October . . . — — Map (db m165485) HM
Built in the spirit of the “City Beautiful” movement, the Stockton City Hall provides an outstanding example of 1920’s construction techniques and design. The building’s Renaissance Revival Style was determined by a collaboration of . . . — — Map (db m15966) HM
The Stockton Developmental Center was established in 1853 as the Insane Asylum of California, the first of several state asylums. Stockton’s founder, Charles M. Weber, donated half of the 100 acre site. It was one of the first facilities of its kind . . . — — Map (db m146475) HM
Jewish Community Center
Stockton’s “Architect Laureate” Glen Allen designed this culturally important edifice. Built by Louis S. Peletz, it served the Stockton Jewish community and Temple Israel until 1964 when purchased by the . . . — — Map (db m103028) HM
The Classic Revival Style building by local Architects Glenn Allen, Ivan C. Satterlee and W. J. Wright features sculptured panels over the seven front entrances. A California marble floor and an art glass skylight, in the center of the flat dome. . . . — — Map (db m24002) HM
This classical Revival Style building was the first “skyscraper” in Stockton. It was designed by San Francisco Architects Myers & Ward. California’s oldest men’s club, The Yosemite, founded 1888, has always occupied the top floors. The building is . . . — — Map (db m23983) HM
1990 to 1995
Luneta VFW Post 52
Juky 5, 1981
Karl Ross Post 16
Korea . . . — — Map (db m103033) WM
This monument represents in a small way our appreciation of the contributions to freedom which brave men are called upon to make.
In recognition of their sacrifice, we reaffirm our community to the goals and ideals which they sought.
In . . . — — Map (db m23999) HM
With Eternal Gratitude
This Beautiful Sequoia Tree
Is Dedicated to Honor
All The Women of Stockton
And San Joaquin County Who
Have So Admirably Served In
The Armed Forces of The
United States of America
Stockton Women . . . — — Map (db m103084) WM
This hallowed ground was donated by Captain Charles M. Weber in 1851 for use as a cemetery by the Jewish community of Stockton. It is the oldest Jewish cemetery in continuous use in California and west of the Rocky Mountains. — — Map (db m15960) HM
Stockton was built on land granted by the Mexican government on January 13, 1842, to German-born Charles M. Weber and his business partner and Mexican citizen, William Gulnac. Weber later became sole owner of the land, permanently settling here two . . . — — Map (db m24233) HM
Sister city affiliations between the United States and other nations began shortly after World War II, and developed into a national initiative when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed the “people-to-people” program at a White House . . . — — Map (db m24224) HM
Ruel C. Gridley
Born Jan. 23, 1829
Died Nov. 24, 1870
Erected by Rawlins Post No. 23 Grand Army of the Republic and the Citizens of Stockton Sept. 19, 1887 in gratitude for services rendered Union Soldiers during the War of the . . . — — Map (db m15974) WM
Site of a two-story adobe and redwood home built by Charles M. Weber, founder and pioneer developer of Stockton. One of the first elaborate residences and landscaped garden in the San Joaquin Valley. Completed in 1850, it remained Captain Weber’s . . . — — Map (db m200800) HM
The residence of Captain Charles M. Weber, who founded Stockton in 1849, was located 450 feet west of this monument. The tower was often used by Weber to watch riverboats navigating the San Joaquin River and Stockton Channel. In 1917 the house was . . . — — Map (db m200799) HM
This school building was named after Capt. Charles M. Weber, founder of Stockton, who donated land for many early schools. Construction cost $12,888. May 12, 1873 was dedication day and classes have continued to date. The red brick architecture is . . . — — Map (db m24100) HM
A multisport star and hometown hero from Stockton’s Edison High School, Willard Harrell established himself in just three seasons as one of the greatest all-purpose runners in Pacific football history. As a junior in 1973, he led the nation in . . . — — Map (db m202498) HM
Dedicated to all men and women
of Stockton, many of whom paid
the ultimate sacrifice, who
served their country overseas
and on the home front during
World War II, December 1941
through September 1945. May
their devotion to duty and . . . — — Map (db m15973) HM
Originally built as a two storey saloon / sporting
house in 1879 by Frank Gallegos, reputed former member
of Joaquin Murrieta's band. The inn has continued as a
saloon to this day.
The inn suffered a major fire in 1937 and was . . . — — Map (db m156497) HM
THIS FIRE STATION DEDICATED MARCH 22, 2005 TO BOTH FATHER AND SON INSTRUMENTAL TO THE HISTORY OF THE TRACY FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Tom Eagan born July 8, 1878 joined the Tracy Fire Department in 1910 the year Tracy was first incorporated. Tom joined the . . . — — Map (db m214466) HM
THIS FIRE STATION DEDICATED JANUARY 27, 2007 TO FIRE CHIEF DAN WATROUS WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN SHAPING THE HISTORY OF THE TRACY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Dan Watrous grew up in Tracy graduating from Tracy High School in 1954. In 1958, he became a . . . — — Map (db m214458) HM
In the 1800's the United States was experiencing its industrial revolution. Inventors were running rampant. The new horseless carriage was the rage. America soon realized that the horse and buggy were a thing of the past. Bicyclists, having trouble . . . — — Map (db m214456) HM
In a town named for industrialist Andrew Carnegie, John and James Treadwell owned and operated the Carnegie Brick and Pottery Company from 1902 to 1912. Using clay mined at Tesla, four miles to the west of Carnegie, the factory produced over . . . — — Map (db m25220) HM
This river town was established in 1849. Pioneers and
freight wagons following post roads to the southern
mines crossed the river nearby at Durham's Ferry. As a
terminal for riverboats, the town played an important
part in development of west . . . — — Map (db m146456) HM
Clockwise from the front door:
City of Tracy, Home of Dry Bean Festival • Named After Ohio Grain Merchant Lathrop J. Tracy • Tracy to Sacramento, 60 Miles • SP Railroad Headquarters Moved to Tracy 1894 • Bank of Tracy Est. in 1909 • Tracy . . . — — Map (db m211370) HM
Dedicated to all men and women from the Tracy community who served their country in time of war
An in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice
Those who made the supreme . . . — — Map (db m211369) WM
* Richard Norton Coupe.
* Thomas Shields De Haven.
* Lewis A. Griffith.
* James McDermott.
* Wm. V. Schleiger.
Made the supreme sacrifice.
Adair. E M. ·
Adams. J.W. ·
Alviso, A.I. ·
Anderson, H. ·
Baatz, F. · . . . — — Map (db m156560) WM
On Nov. 9, 1861, near here, six local landholders tried to evict John Balkwill, a "squatter" from land claimed by Alymer Drullard. As Balkwill had fortified his cabin, a cannon was "borrowed" at night from Stockton. Loaded with with scrap iron and . . . — — Map (db m193550) HM
Built through subscription by the residents of Woodbridge and dedicated as Woodbridge Seminary in 1879 by the United Brethren Church, this was the site of San Joaquin Valley College from 1882 to 1897. It was then used as Woods Grammar School until . . . — — Map (db m15990) HM