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Register of the Stockton (Calif.) Public Documents, 1947-
Mss251  
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Description
The Stockton, California Public Documents collection consists of printed matter relating to various aspects of twentieth century Stockton commerce, demographics, education, finances, housing, planning, transportation, and various other topics (1952-). Ms251 was created by Holt Atherton staff as a convenient location for city government publications. Periodic additions to the collection are anticipated.
Background
Stockton was founded in 1847 by Captain Charles M. Weber. The city was named after Robert F. Stockton, an American military officer important at the beginning of the American period in California whom Weber admired. During the Gold Rush, Stockton became an important starting point and supplier to the southern mines. Later the city was home to numerous agricultural implement manufacturers, most notably the Caterpillar Tractor Co. (1890-1925). Today, Stockton serves as an inland port connected to San Francisco by a 75-mile-long channel. Its major industry is food processing. Stockton is home to the University of the Pacific and San Joaquin Delta Junior College.
Availability
Collection is open for research.