Atwater, California (Images of America Series)

Atwater, California (Images of America Series)

by Atwater Historical Society, The Atwater Historical Society
     
 

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The town of Atwater was rich in a different kind of treasure than the gold usually sought by people flocking to California in the 1850s. Named for Marshall D. Atwater, a tenant on several of founder John W. Mitchell's 2,000 acre-parcels, the community boasted a mineral-rich alluvial soil that made it an extremely productive agricultural area. When the Central… See more details below

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The town of Atwater was rich in a different kind of treasure than the gold usually sought by people flocking to California in the 1850s. Named for Marshall D. Atwater, a tenant on several of founder John W. Mitchell's 2,000 acre-parcels, the community boasted a mineral-rich alluvial soil that made it an extremely productive agricultural area. When the Central Pacific Railroad came through - thanks to lobbying from Mitchell, along with several strips of free land deeded to the railroad - a switch was laid next to Atwater's warehouse. The train switch and the building became known as Atwater Station, and in time, the town itself bore the name.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738528915
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,352,486
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.38(d)

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