The Holland Land Company Records (1909-1953) consist of minute books, scrapbooks, photographic materials, and other records.
The Holland Land Co. was incorporated in 1916. Its operations headquarters were in Reclamation District 999, Clarksburg, California,
Yolo County. During the 1920s, the Holland Land Co. owned more than fifty thousand acres in Solano and Yolo Counties. The
company used equipment including clamshell dredges, ditchers, draglines, pumps, and tractors to build levees and canals and
reclaim Delta marshland. The company built roads, bridges, and buildings on its land and planted a wide variety of crops.
The Holland Land Co. was dissolved in 1942.
Operations headquarters for the Holland Land Company were in Clarksburg, California, located at the northwestern edge of the
Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Situated in the southeastern corner of Yolo County, Clarksburg was on the west side of
the Sacramento River about fifteen miles south of and across the river from the city of Sacramento. There was no bridge across
the Sacramento River near Clarksburg (until the Freeport Bridge opened in 1929), so Clarksburg area residents depended on
ferryboats for river crossings. Clarksburg was also physically isolated from the rest of Yolo County by miles of tule marshes.
Clarksburg, Lisbon, and Merritt Island were all part of Merritt Township, Yolo County.
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