“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stanislaus County, California

Clickable Map of Stanislaus County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Stanislaus County, CA (116) Alameda County, CA (654) Calaveras County, CA (131) Mariposa County, CA (98) Merced County, CA (37) San Joaquin County, CA (138) Santa Clara County, CA (609) Tuolumne County, CA (136)  StanislausCounty(116) Stanislaus County (116)  AlamedaCounty(654) Alameda County (654)  CalaverasCounty(131) Calaveras County (131)  MariposaCounty(98) Mariposa County (98)  MercedCounty(37) Merced County (37)  SanJoaquinCounty(138) San Joaquin County (138)  SantaClaraCounty(609) Santa Clara County (609)  TuolumneCounty(136) Tuolumne County (136)
Modesto is the county seat for Stanislaus County
Adjacent to Stanislaus County, California
      Alameda County (654)  
      Calaveras County (131)  
      Mariposa County (98)  
      Merced County (37)  
      San Joaquin County (138)  
      Santa Clara County (609)  
      Tuolumne County (136)  
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1 California, Stanislaus County, Ceres — Ceres Volunteer Fire Department
Dedicated to the CERES VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Organized June 1, 1911 George W. Wood First Chief — Reorganized 1921— Erected by the People of Ceres 1940Map (db m19468) HM
2 California, Stanislaus County, Ceres — Ceres War Memorial
Remember those who Remembered us. The Living – The Dead The POW – The MIA They Will Not Be Forgotten. Dedicated November 11. 1989 Founder Glen R. Perales Vietnam Vet W.W. I Sterling Pack • H. . . . Map (db m19462) WM
3 California, Stanislaus County, Ceres — The Daniel Whitmore House
This home was built by town founder, Daniel Whitmore, in 1870 and is the oldest house in Ceres. Daniel and his wife Lucy Jane Whitmore, sons Clinton and Leonard, came by wagon train from Michigan in 1854 landing near Stockton where son Eugene was . . . Map (db m223705) HM
4 California, Stanislaus County, Empire — 418 — Empire City
1 mile south of this spot is the site of Empire City. Founded 1850 by John G. Marvin . Head of navigation on the Tuolumne River, military supply depot and 2nd county seat of Stanislaus County. Destroyed by flood in 1861 – 62. Dedicated Oct. . . . Map (db m19453) HM
5 California, Stanislaus County, Empire — 418 — Empire City
Two miles south of this spot was the site of “Empire City,” located on the south bank of the river. Founded in 1850 by John C. Marvin. The town was head of navigation on the Tuolumne River. It was a military supply depot for Forts Miller . . . Map (db m20210) HM
6 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Buena Vista
On October 3, 1806 a military and missionary expedition, led by Gabriel Moraga, encountered a native tribe a mile or two upstream from what is now Knights Ferry. This settlement, which became Buena Vista, was probably started by J.S. Grayson in . . . Map (db m42176) HM
7 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Knight's Ferry1849 - 1930
Knight's Ferry was founded by Captain William Knight, a member of Fremont's expedition of 1844. This town was a center of great mining activity and was a distributing point for the mother lode country. In 1854 the first sawmill and flour . . . Map (db m42195) HM
8 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — 347 — Knight's Ferry← 1 Mile
Picturesque mining center and trading post, 1849, once called Dentville. Early ferry to the southern mines; county seat 1862-72; rare wooden covered bridge reputedly designed by U. S. Grant, brother-in-law of the Dent brothers, 1854; old flour mill, . . . Map (db m178066) HM
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9 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Knights Ferry - The Store
Founded in 1852. This grocery store has been in continuous operation sever since. Making it the oldest store of its kind in the state of California. It has survived several disastrous floods that struck this community. The old pot bellied stove at . . . Map (db m12932) HM
10 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Knight's Ferry BridgeNational Historic Landmark
Knight's Ferry Bridge has been designated a National Historic Landmark This property possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America Knight’s Ferry Bridge is an exceptionally fine . . . Map (db m146387) HM
11 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Knights Ferry Covered Bridge
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12 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Knights Ferry Hook & LadderEst. December 8, 1871
The Hook and Ladder Fire Wagon was purchased in New York, by Knights Ferry and shipped around the Horn. Arriving in San Francisco in 1872. On arrival it was “claimed” by a S.F. Fire Company. A delegation from Knights Ferry liberated the . . . Map (db m12945) HM
13 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Knights Ferry No. 2
Blacksmith Shop   Fire House Built by Isaac Dakin 1853. Destroyed by fire. Rebuilt by voluntary labor and donations. Dedicated 29 May 1982 Summit Lodge No. 112 F&AMMap (db m42142) HM
14 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Mill HouseTulloch Grist Mill
Built around 1854 by David Locke, this small house served as mill office and residence over the next century. At the turn of the century, the flour mill was converted into a hydroelectric plant. Tom Prowse, the plant manager, resided in this . . . Map (db m213062) HM
15 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Miller's Saloon
Built 1860's by Fred Miller; the finest bar, pool hall, card room, and dance hall in the area. Sold to R. V. Shaw in 1903 who operated a hotel here for years; later known as John Greenhalgh Hall. Napier family sold to the Knights Ferry History and . . . Map (db m42153) HM
16 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Power GenerationTulloch Grist Mill
Electrical generation requires water moving with great force. When the mill was converted to a powerhouse in 1899, water from upstream was channeled into a ditch that ended at the top of the hill to your left. The wooden structure you see on the . . . Map (db m213066) HM
17 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Rancheria del Rio Estanislao
Mexican land grant. 11 Sq. leagues, - 48,887 acres - made to Francisco Rico and A. Castro on Dec. 29, 1843 by Gov. Micheltorena. Patent signed by Pres. A. Lincoln on Jan. 21, 1863. Abraham Schell bought 3½ leagues in 1863 and with George H. . . . Map (db m42103) HM
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18 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
The establishment of Estanislao Chapter 58 occurred on June 21, 1958. The inaugural meeting took place at the historic Tulloch Flour Mill in Knights Ferry under the direction of Noble Grand Humbug W.S. 'Walt' Hargrove. There were forty-eight . . . Map (db m178005) HM
19 California, Stanislaus County, Knights Ferry — Tulloch’s Mill
In the late 1850’s David Loche built Knights Ferry’s first flour mill. It was destroyed by the flood of 1862, and a second new mill was built here by David Tulloch. A dam upstream diverted water to a water wheel which turned the millstones. . . . Map (db m12928) HM
20 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — Historic La Grange
The township of La Grange, French for "The Barn," was established in 1852 near the Tuolumne River. By 1853 French, Chinese, Mexicans, Spanish and Americans were here to mine gold, farm and ranch. About 5,000 people lived in the area. In 1854 . . . Map (db m94797) HM
21 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — La Grange
This area has seen four phases of mining – placer, tunneling, hydraulic, and dredging. This bucket, one of a chain of 100, holds 12 c.f. and is from one of the worlds largest dredges. The Tuolumne Gold Dredging Co. started operation of the . . . Map (db m94799) HM
22 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — 414 — La Grange
French settlers originally established the community of French Bar along the Tuolumne River in 1850. After the destructive floods of 1851-52, citizens of French Bar relocated one mile upstream above the flood plain. Renamed La Grange, the new town . . . Map (db m42578) HM
23 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp
In this stand of eucalyptus trees lie the remains of the La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp. Here unmarried miners lived in a small community while they operated huge dredging machines near and on the Tuolumne River. The camp was abandoned in 1951 when . . . Map (db m46325) HM
24 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — La Grange Saloon
The original saloon on this site burned on January 13, 1897 as a result of a fire in the adjacent Coulter Hotel. The saloon owner Louis Levaggi, erected the present building the same year for 13,000. It was known as the “Metropolitan”. . . . Map (db m42575) HM
25 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — LaFayette Historical Lodge #65
This is one of the oldest continuously occupied buildings in LaGrange. In 1857, Lodge #65 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of California was formed. The Odd Fellows purchased the two story jail from the County in 1862 and it was used for . . . Map (db m94798) HM
26 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — Saint Louis Mission
Built in 1852 by the French inhabitants of the Township of La Grange and dedicated by the Catholic Church in 1854 as a mission. It is the first church of any denomination in Stanislaus County.Map (db m42565) HM
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27 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — 1 — The Old Barn – First Adobe Building
First adobe building in La Grange Built prior to 1850 Used for post office and later stables for horses that brought freight in from Waterford.Map (db m42585) HM
28 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — The Old Jail
Formerly at the foot of Main Street. Replaced one built in 1858, which burned in June, 1900. A few Clampers may have slept here, but Clampers helped restore this building in 1976.Map (db m42596) HM
29 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — The Old La Grange Schoolhouse
This building, circa 1875, replaced the Branch District School that was built of rough lumber in 1855. Typical of the era, it is one room with handmade furnishings, porch and bell tower. A native of Iowa, C. C. Wright came here and began teaching in . . . Map (db m42562) HM
30 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — 2 — The Trading Post
1st stone building in La Grange built in winter of 1850-51 by John Inmon and William SandersMap (db m94826) HM
31 California, Stanislaus County, La Grange — Tuolumne Gold Dredge
Behind this monument rests the historic Tuolumne Gold Dredge which started operation at Patricksville, just east of this location, on June 15, 1938. A Walter Johnson No. 52 Model, it floated on a self-created pond of water. It was larger than a . . . Map (db m7323) HM
32 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — American GraffitiHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route
”I drove cars, chased girls… I think a lot of people did, which is the whole idea behind the title – a very American experience.” "It all happened to me, but I glamorized it, "George said. "I spent four years cruising the main streets . . . Map (db m227053) HM
33 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Downtown Culture, Arts & MusicHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route
Modesto has an energetic Downtown with a wide variety of dining, music, cultural and professional options. The streets you are walking on today have been walked by celebrities, world-class musicians, Broadway stars, classical legends, and music . . . Map (db m227202) HM
34 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Drag RacingHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route
”Every red light was a potential drag race. Everyone thought what they had under their hood was better than the other car.” -Dennis Wilson The original cruising in Modesto was originally called "Dragging 10th", named after . . . Map (db m227186) HM
35 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Evolution of the Cruise RouteHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route
”The Modesto ‘cruising’ that showcased in the film American Graffiti was originally called ‘Dragging 10th’…” The Modesto "cruising" that was showcased in the film American Graffiti was originally called "Dragging 10th". As soon as . . . Map (db m227051) HM
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36 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — George LucasHistoric Graffiti Cruise RouteVisionary Filmmaker
1964-1966--George Lucas attended USC's film school, which provided a rich environment for his quick mind, creative spirit, love of photography and cinema. George enjoyed being a film major where the emphasis was on experimenting and . . . Map (db m227194) HM
37 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — George LucasHistoric Graffiti Cruise RouteThe Early Years
May 14, 1944--George Lucas, Jr. was born to George Walton Lucas, Sr. and Dorothy (Bomberger) Lucas. He grew up surrounded by a loving family-two older sisters, Ann and Kate, a younger sister, Wendy, as well as a community of close-knit . . . Map (db m227196) HM
38 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Graffiti SummerHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route — ”People from around the world would come to enjoy the cars, music, fun, and history of Modesto…” —
Graffiti Summer was named after the movie American Graffiti, the much-loved, coming-of-age classic made by Modesto native, George Lucas. Film critic Roger Ebert praised the film for being “not only a great movie, but a brilliant work of . . . Map (db m223773) HM
39 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — History of ModestoHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route”Welcome to Modesto, a Classic American City and home of the Historic Graffiti Cruise Route!”
Modesto sprang into existence in October 1870 as a created town on the Central Pacific Railroad line, snaking down the California's Central Valley. Because the people of the area recognized the advantages of the railroad's year-round, reliable . . . Map (db m227081) HM
40 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Hometown HeroesHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." -Joseph Campbell For a relatively small town, Modesto has produced its fair share of hometown heroes. Not heroes in the sense of curing . . . Map (db m227204) HM
41 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Key Classic CarsHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route”The ‘50’s were a time when cars were chopped, rebuilt, and worked on as a hobby…”
After World War II, old car chassis and motors were readily available. In the ‘50s, the stylings of the cars reflected a new wealth and confidence of a growing America. The tailfins, the chrome and the flash were attractive and cars became an . . . Map (db m225306) HM
42 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Local Lucas HistoryHistoric Graffiti Cruise RouteWhere Were You in ’62?
George Lucas enjoyed an idyllic childhood. Below is a list of some of the places that were important to him while he was growing up in Modesto. Ramona Avenue: The Lucas family children all grew up in a modest white house . . . Map (db m227181) HM
43 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Modesto Feeds the WorldHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route“Modesto and Stanislaus County represent a diverse cornucopia of agricultural bounty…”
Agriculture is the food you eat, the clothes you wear and even the house you live in! Deeply rooted in heritage, tradition and commerce, agriculture in Stanislaus County feeds the world. Each year, more than 100 different crops are harvested from . . . Map (db m225304) HM
44 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Modesto Music SceneHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route"The Modesto Area music scene is loaded with talent..."
American Graffiti was the first movie that was created around a selection of popular music not written for a movie. These songs were integral to the script and securing the rights to the songs consumed 10% of American Graffiti's . . . Map (db m197645) HM
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45 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Movie Theaters – Then and NowHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route“If only the seats in the back row of the balcony could talk”
Arts and Entertainment have always played an important role in the history of Modesto. Theater and film were a big part of the Modesto culture beginning in 1872 starting with the Rogers Hall, which featured gas foot lamps and a sawdust floor. The . . . Map (db m227085) HM
46 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Nightclubs and Dancehalls of the 50s and 60sHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route
”…the Historic Cruise Route of 10th and 11th Streets is the center of the nightlife scene and a big part of Modesto’s Downtown Renaissance.” Music has been a big part of Modesto history. Legendary country radio DJ and singer Chester Smith . . . Map (db m227045) HM
47 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The Car CustomizersHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route”Modesto was the home of some of the most legendary street rod builders and car customizers.”
Modesto was the home of some of the most legendary street rod builders and car customizers. Car customizing evolved out of necessity. Kids could not afford new cars and they had to fix and rebuild the ones they had. These cars were built to race, to . . . Map (db m226366) HM
48 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The Drive-InsHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route”The drive-in was the place to be seen…”
“A neon drive-in casts long shadows across a vast parking lot as the sun drops behind a distant hill. A large neon sign buzzes in the foreground of MEL’S DRIVE-IN, while in the background, “Rock Around The Clock” blares from the radio of a beautiful . . . Map (db m223768) HM
49 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The High SchoolsHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route”Modesto was a one-high school town for 70 years…”
Modesto was a one-high school town for 70 years. Modest high school opened in 1882 and was Modesto’s only high school until 1951. High school life in Modesto was very important. Many of the social activities were school related. The sporting events, . . . Map (db m223523) HM
50 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The Modesto Community ExperienceHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route”ModestoCana is served daily!”
Welcome to Modesto, the Stanislaus County seat, and 16th largest City in the State. We may be big, but we still have that small- town charm and friendly people. The community appreciates the past and the many people who pioneered this unique area. . . . Map (db m227169) HM
51 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The Music of American GraffitiHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route
"I wrote the story around the songs that I loved" -George Lucas "In 1960, the music scene was that of innocent times... dancing or listening to lyrics of teenage love, teenage heartbreak, or just good old rock n' roll by local . . . Map (db m227200) HM
52 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The Origin of CruisingHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route”It all began when the end of World War II provided a new era of freedom…”
The name “Drag” originated as drivers would drag race from one traffic light to the next. Hand-signals would be used at the intersections. One finger for a first gear race to the next light, or two for a second gear race. Most of the people who . . . Map (db m225444) HM
53 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The Police Cars of the CruiseHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route”The Modesto Police will forever be linked to American Graffiti…”
The Modesto Police will forever be linked to American Graffiti through the most famous scene in the movie. Curt, the film’s protagonist, as a punishment from the notorious car club “The Pharaohs” (The Faros in real life) for scratching the . . . Map (db m225303) HM
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54 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The Radio StationsHistoric Graffiti Cruise Route”AM Radio was the voice of Rock ‘n Roll…”
Wolfman Jack (Robert Weston Smith), as seen in George Lucas' classic film American Graffiti, howled out to cruisers in Modesto beginning in 1963, but only after all the local AM radio stations signed off for the night. It was then that the . . . Map (db m227177) HM
55 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — AdamsvilleThe First County Seat
The Town of Adamsville was located approximately ½ mile west of this location. Founded in 1849 and named after Dr. David Adams, Adamsville became the county seat of the newly formed Stanislaus County on June 10, 1854. County government remained here . . . Map (db m213851) HM
56 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Andrew McGinnes
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57 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Bart Bartoni - The Godfather of 10th St
Bart Bartoni moved to Modesto from Escalon in 1941 and grew up with wealthy neighbors that entertained, their guests arriving in fancy cars as V16 Cadillac Phaetons, Deusenbergs, Cords and Auburn Speedsters. He fell in love with cars. Bart was very . . . Map (db m226369) HM
58 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Grand Army of the Republic
Grant Post #9 Modesto, California 1879 – 1938 GAR This plot was dedicated to the GAR members of Grant Post #9 who fought for the Union during the Civil War of 1861-1865. The post was chartered in 1879 with ten members and grew to several . . . Map (db m219498) HM
59 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Laird Park
Named in honor of John W. Laird, pioneer of 1846. A Mexican War Veteran, miner, ferryman, and civic leader. He established the first private school in this area, and served as commissioner in the organization of Stanislaus County in 1854. Born 1806 . . . Map (db m213853) HM WM
60 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Modesto – Stanislaus County Seat
Originally called “Ralston” after the founder who was too modest to permit the use of his name, hence “Modesto” Adamsville – 1854, Named after Doctor Adams, the only physician in the area. Empire City – . . . Map (db m19506) HM
61 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Modesto City Offices
Location of first city offices 1886 – 1900 Grollman Building 1875 – 1975Map (db m223777) HM
62 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Modesto Pioneer Cemetery
Formerly Independent Order of Odd Fellows (Wildey Lodge) Cemetery The flagpole and bricks used in this monument are from the Hughson Hotel built in 1913 by Luella Hughson. This modern hotel had a 36 foot redwood flagpole where the American . . . Map (db m58587) HM
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63 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Modesto War Memorial
[Panel 1:] PEACE This silent tribute to the fallen heros of Stanislaus County who gave their lives for family and country that Freedom and Peace may endure. They bravely fought not for fame or glory but for Liberty . . . Map (db m19482) WM
64 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Modesto War Memorial
In memory to those who gave their lives for God and their Country Map (db m41091) WM
65 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Silent City
The first recorded burial here was in 1860, but oral history says there were burials as early as 1850. Veterans of wars and conflicts since the Civil War are also buried here. In 1890 a wooden sidewalk was built from downtown so that the ladies’ . . . Map (db m19458) HM
66 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger DepotModesto Transportation Center
Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot originally completed 1915. Transportation Center Dedicated December 10, 1993 Modesto City Council Richard A. Lang, Mayor • David E.Cogdill, Vice-Mayor • Charles V. Bird • Stan Dobbs • Kenni Friedman . . . Map (db m197394) HM
67 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The Gerald L. McKinsey Police Complex
Dedicated on the 20th day of June 2000, the new headquarters for the Modesto Police Department is named in memory of Chief Gerald L. McKinsey, who served as a law enforcement officer for 37 years. He was the Chief of Police for the Modesto Police . . . Map (db m223771) HM
68 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The Guns Are Silent
[Upper Plaque] Honoring those who served, those who fought, and those who gave the last full measure of devotion to us, their families, and their Country. Their sacrifice is priceless, there courage supreme, and their devotion eternal. . . . Map (db m41094) HM
69 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The McHenry Mansion
The McHenry Mansion, built in 1883 by Robert McHenry, prominent local rancher/banker, is a fine example of the Victorian Italianate Style of architecture. In 1923, it was converted into apartments and remained as such until 1976 when the Julio R. . . . Map (db m19470) HM
70 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The McHenry Museum
Marker One: The McHenry Museum Constructed 1911 Dedicated as a Historic Building For the U.S.A. Bicentennial By the Major Hugh Moss Chapter NSDAR June 29, 1975 Marker Two: City of Modesto Landmark Preservation Site . . . Map (db m224853) HM
71 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The Modesto ArchErected 1912 - Restored and Re-dedicated October 2012
The Modesto Arch was erected in 1912 by the Modesto Business Men's Association, the predecessor to the Modesto Chamber of Commerce. The arch was intended to be the centerpiece of Modesto's growing downtown. A contest was held to decide on the . . . Map (db m197163) HM
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72 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — The Paper Boy Reported missing
October 12, 1995 Betty Saletta, Sculptor [Second Marker:] For much of our community’s history, the young person who delivered The Modesto Bee to our homes has been an enduring symbol of initiative and pluck. The Paper Boy . . . Map (db m19507) HM
73 California, Stanislaus County, Modesto — United States Post Office
Marker One: City of Modesto Landmark Preservation Site Marker Two: This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior . . . Map (db m224850) HM
74 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Armistead Building
Dr. Armistead and Leland Parker, a pharmacist, practiced in Hills Ferry until the late 1890’s. In 1897 Dr. Armistead built the 2 story brick building. Leland Parker established Rexall Drug store on the street level. Dr. Armistead’s medical office on . . . Map (db m208550) HM
75 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Carnegie Library
In 1913 the Women’s Improvement Club applied for a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation to build a library. In 1918 the Newman free library joined the Stanislaus County Library system. The library was built in 1919 following WWI for $7,600, . . . Map (db m208312) HM
76 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Corporal Ronil “Ron” SinghGone From Our Sight — But Never From Our Hearts —
Born April 6, 1985 End of Watch December 26, 2018 Loving Son, Brother, Husband, Father and Friend Born and raised in Navua, Fiji Islands. Ron legally migrated to the United States in 2003 with a dream of becoming a Law Enforcement Officer. . . . Map (db m204313) HM
77 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Corporal Ronil Singh
No one has greater love than this, To lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Corporal Ronil Singh Born April 6, 1985 EOW December 26, 2018 Loving Husband, Father, Son, Brother and Friend Born in Navua, Fiji Islands, Ronil legally . . . Map (db m208388) HM
78 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Corporal Tony "T.J." Gonzales
“In his heart a man plans his course, But the Lord determines his steps” Proverbs 16:19 Corporal Tony “T.J.” Gonzales Born April 6, 1988 K.I.A. December 28, 2008 Loving Son, Brother, Uncle, Fiancè, Grandson and Friend T.J. grew up with . . . Map (db m208380) WM
79 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Dr. Stratton's Hospital
Newman’s 2nd hospital built in 1900 by J.A. Stratton. Doctors were J.A. Stratton, J.W. Reed and Ward. Wilmar Jensen, Attorney, moved his office from the IOOF building in 1955. Mark Jensen joined the firm in 1987, Jensen and Jensen, Attorneys. The . . . Map (db m209005) HM
80 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Dutch Corner School House
The school was built in 1878 at Dutch Corners, moved to present site in the late 1890’s. Charlie Poy, who had cooked for the railroad crews from his kitchen tent, opened Newman’s first restaurant. Other restaurants followed including Las Flores . . . Map (db m208487) HM
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81 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Founding Day April 28, 1888
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 . . . Map (db m69132) HM
82 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Giovannoni Building
In 1913, Peter J. Giovannoni built a garage for Frank Patchett’s new Ford dealership, known as the Patchett-Hendy Co. When the Ford company moved to a larger location, it became Frank Nunes Garage. Also the location for City offices, police . . . Map (db m213850) HM
83 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Hills FerryHistoric Landmark
Founded 1849 by Judge O D Dickerson. Named for Jesse Hill Operator of the Ferry Boat that landed just upstream under the present bridge site.Map (db m58204) HM
84 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — IOOF Building
The International Order of Odd Fellows building was a wooden structure built in 1892. It was replaced with the current building in 1928. After a 2009 fire, the Odd Fellows Lodge repaired the building. In 2011 the building was purchased by the City . . . Map (db m208404) HM
85 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Knights of Pythias
In 1886 the Lodge was organized in Hills Ferry. They moved to Newman in 1910 to the newly constructed 3 story building. Street level retail space, 2nd floor meeting rooms and 3rd floor the social hall. Knights of Pythias referred to their lodges as . . . Map (db m208394) HM
86 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Old Rose Garage
The Mission Revival Style building was built in 1921 by Tom Rose. The Old Rose Garage sold and repaired Studebaker automobiles. Upon his death in 1940, the business went to his son Albert A. Rose. He continued in business until the early 70’s.Map (db m208639) HM
87 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Orestimba
A local Indian word for "meeting place". Nearby are the famous Indian rocks and sycamore grove where mission padres met with the local Indian tribes. Visited by Lt. Moraga and Fr. Viader on October 25, 1810. Became a favorite watering place for . . . Map (db m61582) HM
88 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Orestimba School
Built in 1873 at Orestimba Creek Settlement Restored in 2002 by Newman Historical SocietyMap (db m209006) HM
89 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — Simon Newman Building
In 1869 Simon Newman purchased a mercantile store in Hills Ferry from John Sharp. In 1888 he built a new store in Newman, to become the largest store between Stockton and Fresno selling dry goods, groceries, hardware and agricultural implements. The . . . Map (db m209009) HM
90 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — St. Clair Corner
Built in the early 1900’s by Charles St. Clair for a hardware store. In 1931 he replaced the wooden structure with a brick building and a chalk rock house in back to store flammables. August 17, 1951 Ernie Prien bought the building and relocated . . . Map (db m208644) HM
91 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — St. George Hotel
Built in 1908 by J. Alves & Co., Jose Alves and Tom Enos, brother-in-law, from São Jorges, Azores. Stained glass windows depict scenes from the island. The hotel had 14 rooms and 1 bath upstairs and an office, lobby and saloon downstairs. It was one . . . Map (db m208400) HM
92 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — The West Side Index
In 1896 Innis Sturgeon published the first issue of the paper from the Main Street location. Alvin Fleharty bought the paper in 1903. Fire destroyed the building in 1906 and years of records were lost. The business moved in 1929 to the present . . . Map (db m208712) HM
93 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — West of This Point is the California Aqueduct
West of this point is the California Aqueduct which parallels Interstate Highway 5 for about 250 miles in the San Joaquin Valley. The aqueduct is a major part of the California State Water Project operated by the State Department of Water . . . Map (db m54686) HM
94 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — West Side Santitarium
Dr James Dowle moved Dowle’s Sanitarium from Hills Ferry in 1893 to Fresno and Main Streets to become West Side Sanitarium. Newman’s 1st hospital was moved again in 1910 to its present location. It was a hospital until 1938 and medical offices until . . . Map (db m208401) HM
95 California, Stanislaus County, Newman — West Side Theatre
The 700 seat Art Deco Style theatre was built in 1940 by the Stephens-Hamm families. Opened August 1 featuring “The Boys from Syracuse”. Locally owned as operated as a movie theatre until 1984, when it became the cultural center of the West Side.Map (db m208397) HM
96 California, Stanislaus County, Oakdale — Langworth
Site of the town of Langworth. Founded in 1860 by Henry Langworthy It was on a branch of the old Mariposa Road that crossed the Stanislaus River at Islips Ferry. Was part of the 8 square league rancho granted by Mexico to A. B. Thompson in 1846. . . . Map (db m6365) HM
97 California, Stanislaus County, Oakdale — Oakdale Railroad Depot
Original depot, brought from Peters, California in 1871 was place several feet south and east of present location. It was destroyed by fire. The new depot was built on its current site, adjacent to F Street between railroad tracks and East The . . . Map (db m58874) HM
98 California, Stanislaus County, Oakdale — Oakdale Saddle Club
The Oakdale Saddle Club was started by a group of local "horsemen” and incorporated in July of 1945. They began by putting on some local horse activities after completing the basic work on the grounds they had purchased. Rodeos emerged in . . . Map (db m134034) HM
99 California, Stanislaus County, Patterson — Hotel Del Puerto
Former Site of Hotel Del Puerto {picture of the former hotel} Completed in 1910 Destroyed by fire 1996Map (db m27344) HM
100 California, Stanislaus County, Patterson — Jack Patterson
For generous contributions of time, land and facilities to the City of Patterson, citizens of Patterson recognizes these direct contributions as monuments to Jack Patterson’s heritage to the City of Patterson. Contributions 1.Historical Building . . . Map (db m208523) HM

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