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Register of the San Joaquin County (Calif.) Public Documents, 1927-
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The San Joaquin, California Public Documents collection consists of printed matter relating to various aspects of twentieth century San Joaquin County agencies and activities. Included is information on: agriculture, commerce, crime, demographics, education, elections, finances, government, housing, planning, transportation, and various other topics. Dates range from 1927 to the 1990's. MSS 250 was created by Holt Atherton staff as a convenient location for local government publications. Periodic additions to the collection are anticipated.
San Joaquin County is one of the 27 original California counties established in 1850. The name San Joaquin derives from the Spanish for St. Joachim, father of the Virgin Mary. The first European settlers in the region were French-Canadian fur trappers. In 1845 German immigrant, Charles Weber, and his business partner, William Gulnac, received a Mexican land grant to much of the region. Weber subsequently (1847) founded the city of Stockton, which became the county seat in 1850. San Joaquin County served as an important transportation link to the southern mines during the Gold Rush. Lodi (founded 1869) is the northernmost city in the county, while to the south of Stockton lie the cities of Tracy and Manteca. Several rivers flow through San Joaquin County including the county's namesake, the San Joaquin River, which passes near Stockton and empties into the great Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta, which forms the western portion of San Joaquin County and serves as a pathway between the county and San Francisco.
Collection is open for research.