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CHL No. 214 Battle Site - San Joaquin


NO. 214 SITE OF BATTLE BETWEEN FORCES UNDER GENERAL VALLEJO AND SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY INDIANS - In 1829, the Governor-General of California directed Vallejo to punish the Cosumnes Indians for their raids on local ranches. The battle is one of the few fought in California in which cannons were actually used.


31021 Two Rivers Road (l0 mi S of Manteca on Two Rivers Rd, take S Manteca Rd to Trahern, turn right 1/4 mi, left on Two Rivers Rd to Indian Valley Resort, 200 yards SE of confluence of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Rivers on N bank of Stanislaus )
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A stone marker honoring Estanislao is located in Caswell Memorial State Park at 28000 South Austin Road, Ripon, CA 95366. "The area surrounding the Stanislaus river became historically significant when, in 1829, a former neophyte from the Mission San José named Estanislao led an uprising against the Mexican army. After four attempts, the Mexican army defeated Estanislao and his followers, and the river came to be known as 'Rio de Estanislao,' in honor of the brave chieftain whose Christian name is Spanish for Stanislaus."

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