At One Time Joshua Cowell Owned Most of Manteca
During the early period of the valley settlement, Manteca
was called Cowell Station, named after Joshua Cowell who was later known as the father of Manteca. Joshua
Cowell crossed the plains in 1861 and took up land in what has become the center of town, locating on the corner of what is now Yosemite and Main, where the Bank of America and its parking lot now stands.
At one time he owned most of Manteca with a claim to 1,000 acres and he rented another 1,000. He had the honor of being the first Mayor.
In 1873, when the Central Pacific Railroad went through this area, the track was laid through the center of the Cowell Farm. At first, the train stopping point was merely a boxcar called Cowell Station. Because there was another Cowell Station south of Tracy named after Wright Cowell, a brother of Joshua, the railroad and the farmers agreed to a name change. The new name chosen was Monteca. The citizens of the town were justly dismayed
when the railroad printed the first tickets and found the name misspelled, Manteca (Spanish for lard). Many of the towns people were unhappy with the error, but it was never corrected.
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Airport: Stockton Metropolitan Airport (Photo)
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Area: The amount of land area in Manteca is 22.836 sq.
kilometers. The amount of land area in Manteca is 14.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers. The distance from Manteca to
Washington DC is 2508 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 50
miles. (as the crow flies) Manteca is positioned 37.80 degrees north of the
equator and 121.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
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Biographies: Famous People from Manteca -
Marliece Andrada - March 1998 Playboy Playmate
Scott Brooks, assistant coach for the
Chris Carr, motorcycle racer (Note: Born in Stockton, Chris's family lives in Manteca, and his mom taught English at Manteca High)
Patricia Miranda - bronze medal winner in wrestling at the 2004 Summer Olympics
Scott Speed - race car driver
Michael Clary - Traveler, one of the last explorers
April Bowlby - actress
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Churches: Manteca Churches Manteca California Church Guide, Places to worship in Manteca California & Surrounding Areas with addresses, service times, email addresses
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Climate: The climate for Manteca is temperate. The weather in Manteca is typical of the central valley. Manteca average annual rainfall is 18.24 inches per year
Colleges: Nearby Stockton is home to several well known higher educational institutions including the
University of the Pacific
• California State University Stanislaus-Stockton
• San Joaquin Delta Community College
• Humphreys College and School of Law, as well as
a variety of private and vocational schools.
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Economy: Manteca economy: based on agriculture, though electronic firms are rapidly becoming the principal employers in town. An industrial park in the southeastern area of Manteca has brought many new companies here.
Elevation: 38 ft
||April: Manteca Street Faire Manteca s exciting Street Faire, held in downtown Manteca, is one of the top Street Fairs in California. You will enjoy over 400 vendors, arts & crafts booths, antiques, commercial products, and wonderful local food and entertainment. For more information, visit www.visitmanteca.org
||October: Manteca Pumpkin Fair - Phone 209.824.9555
||San Joaquin Events Calendar
Government: Manteca Municipal Code
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Healthcare: Manteca Hospital opened an 18-room facility on the corner of Yosemite and Sequoia in 1919. It operated only a few years and is now a homeless shelter. After many years without a hospital, a new 49-bed facility was built on Cottage Avenue in 1962. It has been expanded to 73 beds with complete services. St. Dominics Hospital dedicated its new state-of-the-art facility in 1990. Kaiser Permanente opened a clinic in 1998.
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Incorporation Date: May 28, 1918
Location: Manteca location: in the San Joaquin Valley of California, 70 miles east of San Francisco, 12 miles South of Stockton
Motto: The Family City
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Parks: Manteca Parks
Caswell Park - This 260 acre park features wildlife, a picnic area, hiking and swimming. Camp sites are available at South Austin Road.
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Population: Manteca population is approximately 48,027 (1999). The approximate number of families is 13,981 (1990).
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Square Miles: 17.6
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Trivia: An animal called the riparian brush rabbit calls Caswell Memorial State Park (near Manteca) its home. Endemic only to the state's park system, the critter lives in approximately 255 acres stretching along the area's once-vast hardwood forest. >
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Zip Codes: 95336
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