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San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County is located in central California, east of the Bay Area, in the Sacramento Delta. The county is named after the San Joaquin River, which runs through it.

The county sits on the ancestral lands of the indigenous Miwok and Yokuts, who lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. In the early 1800s, Spanish colonists established missions in the area, and later, during the California Gold Rush, San Joaquin County became a hub for agriculture and mining.

The county is known for its beautiful parks and natural areas, including the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge and the Mount Diablo State Park. The county is also home to a number of important historical sites, including the San Joaquin County Historical Museum.

The major towns in San Joaquin County include Stockton, Lodi, and Manteca. Stockton, the county seat, is the largest city in the county and is known for its vibrant downtown, shipping port, and municipal financial scandals. Lodi is a smaller city located in the northern part of the county and is known for its wineries and annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend event. Manteca is a city located in the southern part of the county and is known for its historic downtown area and annual Pumpkin Fair.

The economy of San Joaquin County is diverse and includes agriculture, manufacturing, and service industries. The county is known for its production of fruits, vegetables, and nuts, and is home to a number of wineries and breweries. The county is also home to a number of manufacturing and distribution companies, enabled by it's shipping port and location on arterial highways.

San Joaquin county has a small cannabis industry, mostly focused on retail.

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