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San Joaquin County (Calif.) Swampland and Reclamation District Maps and Drawings
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Joaquin County (Calif.) Swampland and Reclamation District Maps and Drawings
    Date (inclusive): 1862-1980
    Collection Number: GovRec4
    Location: Erickson vault
    Physical Description: 188 items
    Contributing Institution: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
    11793 North Micke Grove Road
    Lodi, CA 95240
    Language of Material: Records written in English
    Abstract: This collection includes approximately two hundred maps, plans, and other drawings related to the history and administration of reclamation districts in San Joaquin County, California.

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research

    Conditions of Use

    No access or copyright restrictions.
    Preferred citation: [Item number], San Joaquin County, California, Reclamation District Records, GovRec4, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California


    The history of land reclamation in California can be traced to the Swamp Land Act of 1850, federal legislation that authorized the transfer of federal swamplands to private ownership with the provision that they be drained and made productive. Operating at first under the State Board of Swamp Land Commissioiners and, starting in 1867, under local boards of supervisors, owners of reclaimed land were authorized to organize special districts to acquire, build, and operate reclamation works, which have included levees, drains, canals, bulkheads, sluices, water gates, embankments, pumping plants, dams, diversion works, irrigation ditches, bridges, and roads.

    Scope and Content

    The collection is organized into forty series and arranged alphabetically by subject: 1. Kasson Irrigation District, 2. Linden Irrigation District, 3. Linden Protection District, 4. Lockeford and Woodbridge Protection Districts, 5. Mormon Slough Protection District. 6. Naglee-Burk Irrigation District, 7. Oakdale Irrigation District, 8. Reclamation District 1. 9. Reclamation District 17, 10. Reclamation District 348, 11. Reclamation District 404, 12. Reclamation District 525, 13. Reclamation District 548, 14. Reclamation District 684, 15. Reclamation District 828, 16. Reclamation District 1608, 17. Reclamation District 1614, 18. Reclamation District 2023, 19. Reclamation District 2031, 20. Reclamation District 2033, 21. Reclamation District 2037, 22. Reclamation District 2038, 23. Reclamation District 2039, 24. Reclamation District 2041, 25. Reclamation District 2042, 26. Reclamation District 2058, 27. Reclamation District 2062, 28. Reclamation District 2064, 29. Reclamation District 2074, 30. Reclamation District 2085, 31. River Irrigation District, 32. Swampland District 32, 33. Swampland District 63, 34. Swampland District 109, 35. Swampland District 110, 36. Swampland District 221, 37. Swampland District 282, 38. Swampland District 684, 39. West Stanislaus Irrigation District, and 40. Untitled material.

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    Reclamation of Land--California--San Joaquin County
    San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History