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Knights Ferry News 9-4-19
Nastasia Sweet

The Orange Blossom 4-H kickoff meeting is September 9 at 6:30pm at the Knights Ferry Community Club. New and old members are invited to sign up for 4-H projects and enjoy an ice cream social!


On September 3, 1862, Knights Ferry won the election for the Stanislaus County seat against La Grange. There was only a 100-vote difference and Knights Ferry remained the county seat for nearly a decade. At one time, what we recognize as the dirt plaza or parking lot, stood a courthouse with offices and a jail on the west side of town. It was a multilevel building that was also home to a hotel. With the expansion of the railroad, Modesto’s population had grown and on September 6, 1871, Knights Ferry lost the election for Stanislaus County seat to Modesto. It’s hard to imagine “little” Knights Ferry holding such an official position nearly 150 years ago!


Upcoming Events/Meetings:

Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6:30pm Community Club meeting

Monday, Sept. 9 at 6:30pm 4-H kickoff meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 9:00am Miller’s Hall meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7:30pm Odd Fellows Rebekahs #361 meeting


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