Italians of San Joaquin County

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Italians of San Joaquin County

Italians were among the first European settlers in California, as fishermen from Italy arrived in the 1830's. After gold was discovered in 1848, immigrants from all over the world came for the opportunity that California presented. For the Italians, they encountered a terrain and climate so similar to their homeland that many stated on to make California their new home. In San Joaquin County, the Italian influence remains profound, with the immigrants and their descendants helping develop the area's cultural, agricultural, and business climate into what it is today. The legacy of the Italian pioneers has enriched San Joaquin County in immeasurable ways. Every aspect of life here has been touched, molded, and made better by this industrious group who came to a distant land to make a better life. 

ISBN: 9781467132329

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Date: 11/03/2014

State: California

Series: Images of America

Images: 209 Black and White

Pages: 128

Dimensions: 6.5(w) x 9.25(h)

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