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Farmington News
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From "Stockton Independent, February 24, 1887: Farmington is a very pretty village of the Great San Joaquin Valley situated on the line of the Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad, sixteen miles from Stockton by carriage road, and nineteen miles by rail. The village is picturesquely located at the forks of a stream. 'Little John Creek' and its branches the banks of which are fringed with majestic oaks and waving willows. Looking eastward from the village, the snow-capped summits of the Sierra Nevada Mountains greet the eye, while on the western side of the valley, the Coast Range Mountains stand like lofty sentinels guarding the domain of Neptune, with Mt. Diablo as Commander-in-Chief.

The soil in and around Farmington is what is known as black adobe. Further out we find the reddish clayish soil which, at an average depth of two feet, we find moist in the middle of summer. Then beyond this we strike the gravel lands, and still beyond this we find the sandy soils.


Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Campoy family. They lost their loving mother and grandmother, Mary Campoy. She will be greatly missed by all.


Happy Birthday to our dear friend, Nancy Frymire, on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd.

Also Happy Birthday to Sara Kroon on Saturday, November 24th.

Included in this Happy Birthday list is Gayle Kroon on Wednesday, November 28th.

I would like to wish my daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Wes a very Happy Anniversary on Thursday, November 22nd.

Oh, Happy Birthday to me on Monday, November 26th.




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