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The Founding Of Tracy, California

On September 8, 1878, Tracy, California was founded as a railroad town at a track crossing called a “Bow Tie”. Jim Eagan, a railroader who worked at the Ellis stop before it was moved to the Tracy Hub, is beloved the new the first resident of Tracy. The town would be named after the Ohio grain merchant Lathrop J. Tracy. In 1910, Tracy was incorporated as a city.

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