Child Rolling TireSpacerThe history of the San Joaquin is a short one. With few exceptions it is unsensational. To be raised in its schools is to hear something about the Yokut Indians and Spanish explorers, and to wait anxiously for recess. Children are not likely to make a schoolyard game of working a Stockton gang plow. Or of toiling in the asphaltum pits on the West Side. The theme is one of struggle and hard work, and eras have passed so quickly that they have left neither heroes nor legends. Memory is short where the struggle goes on and the work is still hard. In the end, the Valley itself remains the sole survivor and greatest character in a drama where no man's vision of it has lasted very long
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