Historical Material Posted Online

The San Joaquin County Historical Society is pleased to announce the online publication of important county records between 1876 and 1899. This event marks the first step in an anticipated multi-stage digitization project, the successful completion of which depends on the willingness of individuals, businesses, and other organizations to join with the Society as financial partners.

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San Joaquin County’s Japanese-American Soldiers

Do you remember the following men? Stanley Iichiki, Robert T. Kishi, Seichi Nakamoto, Dick Z. Masuda, and Akira Otsubo, of Stockton; Kay K. Masaoka of Lodi; George Nakamura of Acampo; Ko Tanaka of Lodi; and Minoru Yoshida of Linden.1 They left San Joaquin County as young men and never returned. Their graves can be found in . . . → Read More: San Joaquin County’s Japanese-American Soldiers

A Quilt of Healing

Ten years ago on September 11, 2001, I was asleep when my mom woke me to tell me that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center.   Automatically I thought a small Cessna-type aircraft had accidently crashed into the skyscraper, but nothing prepared me for the moment I turned on the news to see . . . → Read More: A Quilt of Healing