Monthly Archives: September 2012

The College Farm at Davis

My son once had a friend who attended the University of California at Davis. I would tease her about attending the College Farm at Davisville. "The what?" she would ask. Like her, most people today wouldn't recognize that name, nor … Continue reading

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A Docent’s Great-Grandparents

If the docents of San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum put their stories together, our history would tell the true tale, not a textbook re-creation. It is stunning to realize these fine people were born before the Civil War … Continue reading

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Early San Joaquin County Horticulturalists

In the early 1900s, agriculture in San Joaquin County shifted from dry-farmed wheat and barley to the intensive, irrigated crops we know today. A number of factors contributed to that transition, among them changes in the way farming was approached. … Continue reading

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Stockton Rural Cemetery Celebrates 150 Years

Whoever said "dead men don't tell tales" must have never visited a cemetery. As any local historian can attest, the tombstones and monuments of the deceased actually do tell stories. In fact, they stand as some of the richest sources … Continue reading

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