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There are a number of historical markers in and around Stockton.

Here is a list of our visits.

California State Historical Landmark No. 165


Site of a two-story adobe-and-redwood house built in 1850 by Charles M. Weber, founder and pioneer developer of Stockton. One of the first elaborate residences and landscaped gardens in the San Joaquin Valley, it remained Captain Weber's home until his death in 1881.

Pictures borrowed from a waymark by fellow waymarker ucdvicky.
The historical marker is not precisely at the location of the mentioned "Weber House."
The correct location is inside Weber Park, marked by another monument, erected by the City of Stockton.

Weber House in the 1890s. Note the big sailing ship in the back. Gazebo and plaque marking the location today.
This site marks the location of the original residence of Captain Charles M Weber, the founding father of the City of Stockton. From this prominent point, overlooking the waterfront, he directed the first survey of the city in 1849, leading to a master plan that dedicated space for numerous parks, churches, schools, cemeteries and civic buildings that still exist today. Stockton was the first planned community in California.

The original Weber home, constructed of wood and adobe, was completed in 1850. Bricks for the chimney, doors and windows were shipped around the Horn for installation in the structure. Captain Weber and his bride, Helen Murphy, resided together in this home until his death in 1881. There three children were born and reared here.

ECV Historical Landmark No. 69-72/04/15


Head of navigation for the Stockton Channel in 1849 was at El Dorado street. Sailing ships and paddlewheel steamboats made the Stockton levees a major supply center for the southern mines during the gold rush.
In 1933, the port of Stockton became California's first
modern inland seaport.

This marker is at the head of the Stockton Deep Water Channel that once was the center of California's biggest inland harbor.

Some people might be surprised that big oceangoing ships can sail all the way to the heart of the Central Valley, but we borrowed these two pictures to give you an impression of Stockton Harbor.

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