#0436 New Hope


#0436 New Hope

Site information:

In front of Ripon Historical Society, 430 W Main, Ripon

The site is 6 miles from the plaque site, but nothing remains of the site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

New Hope -1846- First Wheat

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.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission
Base furnished by Alameda County Camps, Daughters Utah Pioneers Dedicated October 22, 1949

Registered 6/2/1949