The Plowlands


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More than 6.5 million tons of sand is being barged to Stockton from the lower point of Grand Island, near Rio Vista, California, for the new Interstate 5. The mounds must "sit" and "compact" before they become useful. These barges may have to leave for a new assignment in Alaska soon, thus, sand is being stockpiled for future use. Since construction of the Peripheral Canal is simultaneous, economically enough, it is furnishing dirt in some areas for elevation of the multi-million dollar expressway. Here, the tugboat, Bannock works with one of the barges in the Stockton Deepwater Channel, California's first and largest inland deepwater seaport.

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Geographic Coordinates

37.951880, -121.326528

Circa Date

circa 1970

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San Joaquin County, Stockton California, photographs, postcard, photo, image, history, Western America