San Francisco's largest park, Golden Gate Park covers more than 1,013 acres and is 3 miles long by 1/2-mile wide, larger than New York City's Central Park. Once nothing more than barren sand dunes, Golden Gate Park owes its existence to tenacious Scotsman John McLaren, who created the landscape we see today in the late 1800s, a task many thought impossible.
While many people might shrug off Turlock as just another small town, the booming city has proven that is anything but that in recent years. In just one day, Turlock is sure to make an impression on any and every visitor with its bustling collection of businesses, restaurants and nightlife hotspots.
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.