Stockton in Vintage Postcards

Stockton in Vintage Postcards

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by Alice van Ommeren
     
 

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Today's Stockton is a modern California city, home to a quarter of a million people. But few remember the details of its illustrious past. Influenced by strategic waterways and rich soil, Stockton attracted a succession of miners, farmers,
shipbuilders, and industrial entrepreneurs. Throughout the years Stockton has evolved from a rough-and-tumble harbor town to an

Overview

Today's Stockton is a modern California city, home to a quarter of a million people. But few remember the details of its illustrious past. Influenced by strategic waterways and rich soil, Stockton attracted a succession of miners, farmers,
shipbuilders, and industrial entrepreneurs. Throughout the years Stockton has evolved from a rough-and-tumble harbor town to an agricultural, business, and transportation center and has done so with a great amount of style and finesse. This collection of vintage postcards showcases Stockton's early days from 1900 to 1950, capturing the elegance and industry of a young city on the journey to the modern era. This book contains over 200 images of Stockton including the waterfront, paddlewheel steamers, beautiful hotels, graceful estates, sprawling farm vistas, and the ornate buildings of downtown.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439630723
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/09/2004
Series:
Postcard History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
66 MB
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Meet the Author

Collected by Alice van Ommeren, local historian and social researcher, these postcards tell the story of the city's metamorphosis from scrappy settlement to modern city. This book of striking images is sure to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

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Stockton, California in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series) 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This guy is really bad at writing books for kids this sucks anyway