The Captain Charles M. Weber Award was made in the name of Captain Weber, founder of Stockton, who came to North America from his native Germany and headed west overland with the Bidwell-Bartleson Party of 1841. He acquired the Mexican land grant called Campo de los Franceses through his business partner William Gulnac and established a settlement before the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill. This city, which he named in honor of Commodore Robert F. Stockton, became the supply center for the southern mines of the Mother Lode. Weber personally directed the cultural, civic and economic development of his new community until his death in 1881.
This Award recognizes those who have authored or edited on the subject area; those individuals, organizations, or businesses that have done extraordinary volunteer work in celebrating our community's past or furthered the understanding of our collective cultural heritage. This work shall enhance our understanding of those values that define Stockton's past history and have demonstrated a positive commitment to our community in an exemplary manner.
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