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Huge 1855 celebration held at Woods' Ferry

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Posted: Friday, February 2, 2007 10:00 pm

Jeremiah H. Woods was a born promoter.

Just three years after settling on the fertile banks of the Mokelumne River in August 1852, the intense pioneer from Missouri was already a man of influence. He built a ferryboat and managed to get the new county government to designate the road leading to his ferry crossing as a major public route connecting Stockton and Sacramento. This road is still known today as Lower Sacramento Road.

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