Founding Day April 28, 1888

Founding Day April 28, 1888 (HM1B5D)

Location: Newman, CA 95360 Stanislaus County
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N 37° 18.899', W 121° 1.57'

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On April 28, 1888 Simon Newman and the SP ran a special train from Oakland to bring potential land purchasers and investors. These were joined by the residents of Hills Ferry and the surrounding area. All who gathered enjoyed a huge barbecue and picnic. The lots in the future city of Newman were auctioned in an atmosphere of conviviality. They sold well, surpassing the expectations of the Simon Newman Co. and Pacific Improvement Company. Subsequently, 320 acres were laid aside for the city on May 3, 1887. The Pacific Improvement Company, a subsidiary of the SPRR, retained as their fee, an equal division of the property so that every other lot in the town belonged to them.

The Newman Centennial Association on behalf of the Citizens of Newman hereby dedicate this plaque to the City of Newman
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HM NumberHM1B5D
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Year Placed1988
Placed ByNewman Centennial Association
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 8:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 674906 N 4131642
Decimal Degrees37.31498333, -121.02616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.899', W 121° 1.57'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 53.94" N, 121° 1' 34.20" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1298 Tulare St, Newman CA 95360, US
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