Modesto, California contains a rich agriculture Central Valley. As a metropolitan city, it has over 204,000 residents, and it's in the county of Stanislaus. Known to be one of the railroad towns which were founded in the valley of Joaquin is Modesto. Collie Huntington, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford are the four people whom around the end of the 1960s announced their plan of construction of a railroad which will go down through Joaquin Valley and connect to the South and North parts of the Californian State.
The four decided to make an extension of this railroad called Central Pacific, but it didn't happen because they weren't able to secure grants for lands and the finances that they would use in its construction. They assumed it would also be as easy as getting like that of Transcontinental Railroad which they had completed. The available land was hence purchased, divided into subdivisions and then sold.
The original layout of Modesto town can still be seen currently as its downtown can be approximated to be 640 acres. The found streets number is located parallel to the now railroad and it’s named Union Pacific. Also, the oriented streets were lettered perpendicularly as well.
In 1870, October, the foundation of Modesto began, and it was a village. The railroad (Central Pacific) had purchased and old lots of land, which was one square mile. Before it decided to give the town a shape, the Americans were already settlers in the area, and they had started to farm. There were several villages which sprang up in Modesto that offered several services to the people, and there were also cemeteries in the area.
The population in Modesto in 1884 had grown to have 1,000 inhabitants. The town was developing due to grain fields, railroad traffic and grain barged which were found near River Tuolumne. There were dams in the foothills which provided water for irrigation—the crops at the fields which included but trees and fruits week irrigated to flourish.
By the 1900s, the population in Modesto had grown to be approximately 4,500.Modesto became a supplier of eggs, canned food and powdered milk that was taken to the US army forces and other Allied forces which were present during WWII. For the coming few decades, the population continued to rise by two per cent. In 2001, it had increased to 200,000 people.
There was an emblazoned official city slogan of the Modesto Arch found downtown which states "Water-Wealth-Contentment-Health" that was put as on local postcards and images. In 1911, a contest was held, and the winner was to be given the prize three dollars if they provided a chosen motto. The officials of the city rejected later on the first winner's slogan that stated: "Nobody's got the goat of Modesto."
In 1870, after the end of construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, Modesto became constructed through the Central Pacific Railroad at Central California. The following helped abundantly wheat to get transported faster to various markets. Also, Modesto became an operational centre in Joaquin Valley where people had wild and glorious days of the westerners.
Currently, the history of this city has defined significant advancements in the activities taking place in the state. In 1921, there was the construction of the California State University, and in 1957 Stanislaus was built. Some of the local attractions found at the place include the Modesto Arch, Lucas Plaza, and McHenry Museum. The Lucas Plaza contains the dedicated statue of George Lucas, a film director that lived in the city. At the East side of Modesto, there is La Grange, Don Pedro, Modesto & Turlock reservoir and the Stanislaus National Forest.
The agricultural industry of the city in the mid-2000s became highly established. The business developments in the town offered support to it. The economy grew more, and there was evident prosperity among its citizens who engaged in the pursuit of various cultural practices.
There was national recognition of corporate interests from many people that involved architecture of high-art and publishing of books via the museum of New York of Modern Art. Other companies in the area include Save Mart Superman,Rim, Gallo Glass, Doctors Medical Ctr, Stanislaus Food Products, Crystal Creamery, G3 Enterprises and OCAT.