from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river of central California, rising in the Sierra Nevada and flowing about 515 km (320 mi) west and northwest to form a large delta with the Sacramento River. The San Joaquin Valley is a rich, irrigated agricultural region.


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  • He also spent a considerable amount of time living and working aboard his 30-foot yawl, the Roamer, which he loved to sail around San Francisco Bay and throughout the nearby Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta.

    A Short Jack London Biography

  • Spaniards under the collective name of Tulareños, from their habitat about Tulare lake and along San Joaquin River, formerly Rio de los

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • This community is located in the San Joaquin Valley, between Bakersfield, which is at the south, and Fresno, which is at the north, on the Santa Fé Railroad.

    Battles and Victories of Allen Allensworth, A. M., Ph. D., Lieutenant-Colonel, Retired, U. S. Army

  • We left Stockton and went on farther to a place called San Joaquin River.

    Life Among The Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims

  • Packed and shipped 100 kinds of fruit, vegetables, and nuts produced by the Pandols and neighboring growers in the San Joaquin Valley

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • Is an interesting little cityhalf artsy, half-cow town, and home to the Asparagus Festival and other events that take advantage of its watery location on the delta fed by the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • The connecting link between the Guaraní and the Chiquitos missions was formed by the Mission of Taruma with three Reductions: San Joaquin

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Tormented, thin forests of it stalk drearily in the high mesas, particularly in that triangular slip that fans out eastward from the meeting of the Sierras and coastwise hills where the first swings across the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley.

    A Land of Little Rain

  • In San Joaquin County, California, a tract of 3,000 acres of land has been taken up by those who have come out in search of better homes.

    Unwritten History

  • Professor Whitney says that it can be seen from the San Joaquin Valley, fifty or sixty miles away; but I am now farther away than that several times over, and I can see it at this minute with all distinctness -- not only the rock itself, but the loose fringe of low trees along its top, with the after-glow shining through them.

    On Foot in the Yosemite


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