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Pioneer Jacob Brack blazed the railroad line in early Lodi

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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2011 12:00 am

The next time you drive over the little-used railroad tracks that cross through Woodbridge and cut right down the middle of Lockeford Street, think of early pioneer Jacob Brack.

Brack was a true 49er and one of the first to settle in the wilderness area overgrown with trees and brush that became Lodi and Woodbridge 160 years ago. Enterprising and hard-working, Brack was a pioneer with a faith in the land's future, an immigrant who built a huge ranch, a shipping port, a railroad and one of the area's first wineries.

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