Ripon California, Jewel of The Valley
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Economy: Agriculture: Vegetables, fruits and nuts, dairy products, cattle, nursery stock, grapes.
Elevation: 62 feet
Government: The first Fire Department was formed in 1921 and the first police chief was Avon Graham, appointed in 1946.
Health Care: Children's Hospital
Historical Landmarks: NO. 436 NEW HOPE - Approximately six miles
west of this spot, 20 Mormon pioneers from the ship Brooklyn founded the first known agricultural colony in San Joaquin
Valley, planting the first wheat and crops that they irrigated by the pole and bucket method. They erected three log
houses and operated a sawmill and a ferry across Stanislaus. Their settlement later became known as Stanislaus City.
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Incorporation Date: The city of Ripon was incorporated in 1945 having the Chamber of Commerce the leading financial backer and sponsor.
Library: Ripon Public Library, 430 W Main St Ripon, CA 95366-2426 - Phone: 209-599-3326
Location: Ripon location: in the middle of the California Central San Joaquin Valley, . 15.88 miles South of Stockton Yosemite is a two hour drive from Ripon.
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Motto: "In God is our trust"; And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave....
Name: The area was first known as Murphy's Ferry in 1850. Then, in 1857, W.H. Hughes bought up the property and began what was known as Stanislaus City. A right-of-way was given to the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1872 and the area was again renamed as Stanislaus Station. Amplias B. Crooks came in 1874 from Ripon, Wisconsin. He didn't like the name of Stanislaus Station, so he changed it to Ripon after his hometown. The name was officially changed on 21 December 1874
Newspapers: Ripon Record - The Ripon home-town newspaper is published once a week each Wednesday. You can contact the paper at 130 West Main Street, Ripon, CA 95366. Their phone number is (209) 599-2194 • The Record • California Newspapers • National Newspapers
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Ripon Drug Company
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Population: The population of Ripon was 13,908 as of January 1, 2006 The approximate number of families is 2,567 (1990).
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San Joaquin County: San Joaquin County San Joaquin County offers residents a unique blend of life style opportunities. With a comfortable, affordable life style, abundant recreational facilities, excellent educational opportunities, and diverse cultural resources, San Joaquin County has the amenities of metropolitan living without the congestion, overcrowding and expense.
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Zip Codes: 95366
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