Founded in 1849 in the Central Valley of California, Stockton's prime location on the edge of the San Joaquin Delta has made it a major shipping port. This particular collection from the University of Pacific's Holt-Atherton Special Collections brings together approximately 500 photographs that document the history of this unique city. Most of the items here document the waterfront and city center, and for the most part they date from the mid-1860s to the late 1960s. Some of the most interesting photos in the collection are of the city's historic county courthouse, along with the harbor infrastructure, including the docks, bridges, and so on. For those with a penchant for the history of American cities and California more specifically, this collection is quite a find.


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  • Arts > Photography
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > State History

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