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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stockton, California

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Stockton is the county seat for San Joaquin County
Stockton is in San Joaquin County
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1California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Amos Alonzo Stagg 1862-1965Head Coach, College of the Pacific 1933-1946
“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
2California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 35 — B & M Building1860’s and 1870
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
3California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 4 — Banner Island Historic Site
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
4California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 25 — California Building1917
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
5California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Captain Charles M. Weber Residence
Main Marker: 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
6California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Charles Weber and the Founding of StocktonWeber Point
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
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7California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Chinese 1976 Bicentennial Monument
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
8California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 36 — Commercial and Savings Bank1915 and 1924
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
9California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Community
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
10California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Dick Bass 221956 - 59
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
11California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Eddie LeBaron #401946-49
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
12California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Eddie Macon #411949-51
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
13California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 18 — Edward B. Conde Home1893
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
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14California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Excellence
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
15California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Firefighters Memorial
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for another.” John 15:13 This memorial is dedicated to honor all Stockton firefighters that gave their lives in the line of duty.Map (db m15970) HM
16California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Goddess of Justice
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
17California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Hand Hall
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
18California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Head of Navigation
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
19California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 513 — John Brown(California’s Paul Revere)
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
20California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — José Maria Morelos y Pavón
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
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21California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Leadership
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
22California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 178 — Lindsay PointSite of the First Building in Stockton
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
23California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Magnolia Historic District
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
24California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 30 — Medico-Dental BuildingSutter Office Center — 1927 —
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
25California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 22 — Moses Rogers Home1890
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
26California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Ort J. Lofthus Crosstown Freeway
Ort J. Lofthus Crosstown Freeway 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
27California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Remember Pearl Harbor
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28California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 6 — Saint John’s Episcopal Church and Guild Hall
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
29California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 1 — Saint Mary’s Catholic Church1861
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
30California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 12 — Santa Fe Depot1900
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
31California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 3 — Sperry Flour Mill Office1888
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
32California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 44 — St. Agnes School and Convent1914 and 1920
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
33California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Stagg Stadium
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
34California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 934 — Stockton Assembly Center
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
35California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 34 — Stockton City Hall1926
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
36California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 1016 — Stockton Developmental Center
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
37California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Stockton Jewish Community Center
Jewish Community Center 1926 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
38California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 45 — Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium1924 – 1925
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
39California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 21 — Stockton Savings and Loan Society Bank(Now Bank of Stockton) — 1908 —
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
40California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Stockton Veterans Monument
WW I Gulf War 1990 to 1995 Dedicated To All Veterans By Veterans Luneta VFW Post 52 WW II Dedicated To The Veterans Of America Juky 5, 1981 Karl Ross Post 16 American Legion Korea . . . Map (db m103033) WM
41California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Stockton Vietnam War Memorial
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
42California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Stockton Women Veterans Tree
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 June, 1996 Stockton Women . . . Map (db m103084) WM
43California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 765 — Temple Israel Cemetery
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
44California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — The Compass Rose
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
45California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — The Sister City Story
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
46California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 801 — The Soldiers Friend
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
47California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — We Shall Never Forget“September 11, 2001”
Americans heal, not by forgetting, but by remembering. It is with this in mind that we dedicate this Memorial City of Stockton September 11, 2007Map (db m15969) WM
48California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 165 — Weber Point
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
49California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 13 — Weber Point Home – 1850
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
50California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 5 — Weber Primary School
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
51California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Willard Harrell 391972 - 74
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
52California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — World War II Memorial
MEMORIAL 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
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Nov. 30, 2022