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1996 Club Medal

Turlock's 125th Anniversary
Terry Woodward

100 Silver (numbered)
100 Antique Bronze
100 Bronze
250 Copper

THE STORY: This medal commemorates the 125th anniversary of the founding of Turlock, California. In 1871, John W. Mitchell, a major land owner south of Modesto, wanted the railroad to come further south so he would not have to haul his crops so far to reach a railhead. In an agreement with the railroad he donated the acreage needed to start a town and railhead and Turlock was born. The medal features a bust of Mitchell, a locomotive. a stand of grain, and a group of melons. Turlock was known at that time as a railroad town and was famous for its grains and melons.

Stanislaus Couny Coin Club * P.O. Box 1672
* Modesto, CA * 95353-1672

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