Welcome to Lockeford, California - Clements, Wallace, Victor

Welcome to Lockeford, California - Clements, Wallace, Victor

Welcome to Lockeford, California 95237

Serving the Clements, Lockeford, Victor and Wallace, California areas

"In the 1850s and 1860s, Lockeford competed with Woodbridge for road traffic. A town’s healthy economy depended on the stages, freight wagons and people traveling between Stockton and Sacramento.
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Welcome to Lockeford, California - Clements, Wallace, Victor

Jeremiah Woods in Woodbridge had succeeded in pulling away road traffic by offering free passage across the river to stages. The only mode of travel left to corner for Lockeford was by riverboat. In late winter and early spring of 1862, the Mokelumne River was full of water from recent floods. In a valiant effort to prove that freight could be transported

from San Francisco by steamboat to Lockeford, Locke chartered a steamboat, the Fanny Ann, in February. This boat, however, stopped in Woodbridge, and its captain refused to go further upriver. In April, Locke’s steamboat, Pert, successfully navigated the Mokelumne River to Lockeford. " - - continued
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