1956: Stockton Field

RECORD FILE 1956

The airport known as Stockton Field had service from United Airlines in 1956.

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1990: Walk on the wild side

CLIFFORD OTO/RECORD FILE 1990

Wing walker Allen Silver positions himself atop a 1944 PT13D Boeing Stearman piloted by Eddie Andreini during the 1990 Stockton Air Show. CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD

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1967: Smith Canal

RECORD FILE 1967

What did venerable Smith Canal look like in 1967? Here’s a flashback, including some ducks that seem to be enjoying the water.

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1976: Car pulled from water

A young bicyclist watches as a car is pulled out of water gathered at the Bianchi Road underpass of El Dorado Street on Sept. 29, 1976. According to a city public works employee, the city pumps were not able to handle the amount of rainfall that hit Stockton that day.

 

 

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1975: Maypole dance at old Stockton High School

Record File 1975

Students outside the old Stockton High School dance around the Maypole on May 30, 1975.

 

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1967: Classier chambers for Stockton City Council

The City Council moved back into its City Hall chambers last night (Aug. 7, 1967) after a seven-week, $27,000 remodeling job that left it looking like this. The room is dominated by a massive new walnut council table that sits in front of the south wall, facing the foyer. There are 75 new spectator seats, nine less than before when the council sat in front of the west wall. But the new seats are more comfortable theater-like versions upholstered in gold fabric. There also are new greenish carpets in the center aisle and vinyl tile flooring elsewhere, a revamped sound system, new drapes, and an overhead projector to aid staff members in presenting visual displays. RECORD FILE 1967

A large crowd turned out for the first meeting in the re-modeled Stockton City Council chambers on Aug. 8, 1967. The remodeling process took seven weeks. The total cost: $27,000.

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1988: The changing face of downtown

 

A series of photos showing construction of the then American Savings Plaza in downtown Stockton.

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From the ’70s … the 1870s

Record File 1966

When workers were reconstructing Airport Way in 1966, they stumbled upon this 15-foot-wide cistern that was dated to the 1870s. It was built at an approximate cost of $300 to help save storm water for firefighting.

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1945: Downtown Stockton, post war

Record File 1945

Stockton’s Main Street as it looked in 1945.

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1986: A once barren intersection

Calixtro Romias/Record File 1986

You know how “built up” Arch Road is now at Highway 99? That certainly wasn’t the case in 1986.

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