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Item # 222388 DAILY EVENING LEADER, Stockton, California, 1874  Stockton came into existence primarily due to the Gold Rush of the mid-19th century as was the case for many towns in Northern California. It is the county seat of San Joaquin County with a population of nearly 300,000 today.
During its early years, Stockton was known by several names, including "Tuleburg", "Fat City," and "Mudville". Captain Weber decided on "Stockton" in honor of Commodore Robert F. Stockton. Stockton was the first community in California to have a name not of Spanish or Native American origin.
Printed on very high quality paper which is still quite white due to the use of cotton & linen fibers. In very nice, clean condition with a few minor tears at the margins. The photos below are generic, however all issues are volume one, dated 1874, and have a similar look & format.

Category: The Old West