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February 17, 2017|
BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209
|LIVING IN 209
The seeds for the Ripon community were planted along the Stanislaus River following a short-lived settlement established in 1846 when a group of Mormons planted crops of wheat on land near the confluence of the Stanislaus and San Joaquin rivers that they named New Hope.
With expansion comes the ordinary citizen, searching for a better place to settle and to raise a family. When gold was discovered in California in 1848 and the great migration headed this way, early visitors were searching for gold. A few found the precious metal but many others found an area rich in farmland and mild temperatures.
One Ripon couple – Gerald and Donna Herrema – credit the continuing of their deep feelings for each other to their weekly square dancing, eating together every night and sharing their faith at Sunday church services.