San Francisco: Dakin Publishing Co., 1901. Map, partially colored, 21 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches, promotional literature in the left and right margins. Four panels of promotional text on the verso, entitled STOCKTON ITS RESOURCES AND ADVANTAGES. Old folds. Edgewear and several small tears in the edges. Heavily tape-repaired on the verso. Good only. A large, attractive, and rare map of Stockton at the turn of the century, issued by the Weber Home Company. The verso of the map contains a four-page text, entitled STOCKTON ITS RESOURCES AND ADVANTAGES, touting the location, manufacturing advantages, agricultural resources, and high wages available. Stockton was founded in 1849, at the start of the Gold Rush, by Charles Weber (1814-1881), a German immigrant who came to America in 1836 and went on to California five years later. The Weber Home Company was incorporated in 1901 by his son, Charles Martin Weber (identified as "capitalist and land owner") and sold home lots in the northwest, northeast, and southwest parts of Stockton, all part of the original Charles Weber grant with title "absolutely perfect and direct." Those available lots are shown in red and numbered in the present map, numbering 1500 lots in all. They are offered for $100 cash, or $120 in twelve equal installments, and the lots measured 50 x 100 and 50 x 150 feet. The map also shows the course of the Stockton Channel and Mormon Slough, warehouses, public parks, the Santa Fe Railroad yard, the Holt Harvester Manufacturing Company, factories, and more. The names of all the streets are listed, and the map shows the entirety of Stockton within its city limits, bounded by North, South, East, and West streets. The map is taken from the "Official Map of the City of Stockton" by Harry Trueman Compton, created in 1901. OCLC locates only a single copy, at the Bancroft Library. Rare. OCLC 52636288. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: MAP OF THE CITY OF STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA ...
Book Condition: Good
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