Costco to Host Book Signing for Local Lathrop Author

Jennifer Pyron will be available to sign copies of pictorial history
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MANTECA, Calif. - May 29, 2014 - PRLog -- First home to Yokut Indians, then trappers, hunters and fishermen, Lathrop was founded by Leland Stanford in 1869 as a railroad town and an answer to Stanford's frustration with his railroad attempts in Stockton.

Lathrop's rich history includes the railroad, its Delta waterways, manufacturing and distributing industries, and the fascinating tale of California Supreme Court justice David S. Terry's murder (Terry had previously fought and won the last legal duel in California with U.S. senator David C. Broderick just outside of San Francisco).

Reportedly named in honor of a relative of Leland Stanford Jr., today's Lathrop evolved from rugged railroad beginnings to a growing and vibrant community of close to 20,000 residents.

With a foreword by Mac Freeman, longtime Lathrop resident, local historian, and former mayor of Lathrop, this intriguing collection of photographs was generously shared by members of the community, the San Joaquin County Historical Museum, and other public and private collections.

Join the Author for a Book Signing!


2440 Daniels St., Manteca CA 95336

When-Saturday, June 7th, 2014; 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit


by Jennifer Pyron, Foreword by Mac Freeman

Images of America series

128 pages/ softcover

Available: March 1, 2010
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