Atwater (Images of America) by Atwater Historical Society

By Atwater Historical Society

town of Atwater was once wealthy in a unique type of treasure than the gold often sought via humans flocking to California within the 1850s. Named for Marshall D. Atwater, a tenant on numerous of founder John W. Mitchell's 2,000-acre parcels, the group boasted a mineral-rich alluvial soil that made it an exceptionally effective agricultural region. while the relevant Pacific Railroad got here through--thanks to lobbying from Mitchell, besides numerous strips of loose land deeded to the railroad--a change used to be laid subsequent to Atwater's warehouse. The educate change and the construction turned referred to as Atwater Station, and in time, the city itself bore his name.

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