Published by Arcadia Publishing in 2004, this book contains images of the city as preserved on picture postcards from 1900-1950. 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.
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.
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