Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Town #58: STOCKTON est. 1862
Stockton sits on the west side of the Oquirrh Mountains. It was originally called Camp Relief by the California Volunteers under the leadership of General Connor who camped here to keep an eye on the Mormons. They soon renamed it Stockton after Stockton, California from which they had come. They did mining in the nearby canyon which is now called Soldier Canyon. You can still see the kilns that the soldiers built to smelt the ore that they found.