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Register of the Christian Colony (Acampo, Calif.) Records, 1905-1940
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Christian Colony (Acampo, Calif.) Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1940
    Collection number: Ms45
    Creator:
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Christian Colony (Acampo, Calif.) Records, Ms45, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Access Points

    corporate name

    Colony Church of Christ (Acampo, Calif.)

    subject

    Real estate development - California - San Joaquin County

    geographic name

    Acampo (Calif.) - History - Sources

    Biography

    In 1904 a Stockton (Calif.) bank hired J.P. Dargitz to sell 1000 acres of land formerly belonging to State Senator Benjamin F. Langford north of the Mokelumne River near Acampo. Dargitz advertised the land in a magazine published by the Christian Church as available exclusively to members of that denomination. The land was subdivided into ten acre parcels that sold for between $1200 and $1500 each. A sufficient number of settlers were attracted to the region within a year to warrant establishment of the Colony Church of Christ. Members of this church continued to farm the region for more than thirty-five years, until the church property was sold to the Bruella School District (1940).

    Scope and Content

    The Christian Colony Records consist principally of the Colony Church of Christ (Acampo, Calif.) records (1905-1940).