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1900-1920 Modesto Timeline

1900-1920 Modesto Timeline

1900 Modesto population is 2,024. The Twentieth Century 1901 The Stanislaus County Courthouse gets a new Hall of Records. Modesto’s first high school building is completed at 12th and L Streets. Eighty-one students attend school there, including eighth graders. 1903 I.E. Gilbert and Company General Store on the northeast corner of I and 10th becomes […]

Interview: Sterling Fountain

Interview: Sterling Fountain

By Tasha Wilson I should not be doing a simple article/interview on the history of the family lineage that Mrs. Sterling Fountain has here in Modesto, California. Instead, I should be writing a book about her life! Better yet, I should be drafting a movie script! Surely, her story would follow-up with an Oscar Award-winning […]

By February 6, 2020 Read More →
GoModesto – Take a History Tour

GoModesto – Take a History Tour

Go Downtown Modesto Take a Tour! Want to learn about Modesto history. Grab your family and walk the Modesto Historic Cruise Route. Start in 10th St place and work your way down 10th, G 11th and back to K and see 25 information makers, loaded with Modesto music and cruising history fun facts. Each marker […]

By January 31, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
BigView – Modesto History 1870 -1900

BigView – Modesto History 1870 -1900

The BigView Modesto 150 By Chris Murphy Modesto turns 150 years old this year. Throughout 2020 as part of the Modesto 150 celebration, we will be featuring Modesto’s history all the way from the early days through today. We will try to make this interesting, fun to read, and lay it out in bite sized […]

GreetingsView – Welcome to the New Roaring 20s

GreetingsView – Welcome to the New Roaring 20s

Greetings Friends and Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a very happy holidays and great New Year and wish you an exciting new 2020. Wow, we are at the doorway to an exciting new Roaring 20s, the 2020s that is. There are so many parallels in where we are as a culture, […]

Save The Depot

Save The Depot

Save the Depot Modesto was built around the railroad. It is the reason that our city is where it is and why it is planned out like it is. We had a lot of beautiful architecture in the 20s – 50s and most of it got demolished in the name of “seismic” in the 60s. […]

Made in Modesto a Year in Photos

Made in Modesto a Year in Photos

Made In Modesto: 2019 a year in photosBy Michael ManganoHello, I am a photographer for Modesto view magazine. I have the privilege to record moments in time I think to represent the best in our city. You can say I am a voyeur of our community spirit. Here at the View we always like to look forward, but I do believe we should take a moment and see where we were as to how far we have come together. So another year is in the books! And what a year it was.

By December 20, 2019 Read More →
Save The Depot

Save The Depot

If the current plan is accepted by the city council, our 114-year-old depot will lose much of its historic and architectural integrity. The plan is to remove most of the interior waiting room walls including the historic women’s waiting room, creating one large open space.

By October 30, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
All Ages View – McHenry Museum

All Ages View – McHenry Museum

AllAgesViewBy Sofia JohnsonI recently had the pleasure of visiting our beautiful McHenry Museum. In the heart of downtown Modesto, stands one of the most historical structures of our city. I had the opportunity to sit down and learn about

By October 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Morbid Obsession – Victorian Funeral Customs

Morbid Obsession – Victorian Funeral Customs

Morbid Obsession The McHenry Mansion Foundation announces a one of a kind tour of Victorian Funeral Customs just in time for Halloween. This is a self guided walk-through tours of the beautiful historic Victorian McHenry Mansion will start at 5:30 p.m. with last entrance at 7:30 p.m. The Mansion, located at 906 15th Street, Modesto, […]

By October 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Morbid Obsession: Victorian Funeral Customs Tour at McHenry Mansion

Morbid Obsession: Victorian Funeral Customs Tour at McHenry Mansion

The McHenry Mansion Foundation announces a one of a kind tour of Victorian Funeral Customs just in time for Halloween. Open to the public, the event is scheduled at the McHenry Mansion at 906 15th St., Modesto on Mon., Tues., Wed., Oct. 28, 29, 30, 2019. Tickets are $7 on-line, at the Visitors Center or at […]

By September 18, 2019 Read More →
BigView – Vintage for the Future

BigView – Vintage for the Future

The BigView Vintage for the Future History and Civic Pride 101 History is for the young? Why, you say? It’s all part of civic pride and you don’t have to be old or retired appreciate the history of where you live or where you go. In fact, the earlier people learn about their city, the […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
The Big View  – Once Upon A Time in Modesto

The Big View – Once Upon A Time in Modesto

The BigView Once Upon a Time in Modesto By Chris Murphy 1969 was a time of great music, expanded awareness and horizons. Nothing showed this to the world like Woodstock Festival, held in August 1969. Along with Elvis and the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, this was one of history’s greatest music happenings. 1969 was also […]

HistoryView

HistoryView

HistoryView By Chris Murphy If you have family visiting here in Modesto over the holidays, we have a great suggestion for you. Check out the Modesto Historic Cruise Route. This is a fun walking tour that takes you on a loop of 10th, G, 11th, and K along many of our local fantastic restaurants and […]

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
Scenic Drive In is Back and Tastier Than Ever

Scenic Drive In is Back and Tastier Than Ever

It has been six months since Scenic Drive In was closed due to a fire. Today, they are back open for business and the ViewCrew was there. We couldn’t wait to be some of the first people to have a Knock Out Burger. Can we say they were tastier then we remembered?! Scenic Drive In […]

By March 9, 2016 Read More →