California State Historic Landmark 436
#436 New Hope - 1846 - First Wheat
Approximately six miles west twenty Mormon pioneers from ship Brooklyn founded
first known agricultural colony in San Joaquin Valley. Planted first wheat; also crops they
irrigated by pole and bucket method. Erected three log houses, operated sawmill and ferry across
Stanislaus. Settlement later known as Stanislaus City.
Nothing remains of this site.
Ripon City Park, Fourth and Locust Sts, Ripon.
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