Juliette Mouron Hood story in Motorist magazine - Modesto Bee 15 Nov 1928
MODESTO JiEAVS-HERAM--NOV. 15-1Â«, In KuÂ»Â»la at at meet by Ea- November Issus Of Nations] Motorist Carries Story Of Mining Town SONORA. Nov. 15.--Th* Mill Tov.-n on the Stanislaus, is the title of a descriptive narrative of the town of Knights Ferry contained in the November Issue of the rTa- t'or.al Motorist written by Mrs. Juliette Mouron Hood, local historical writer of Tuolumno County. In the short history of the town. it is stated that U ww founded by a Captain J. KnJftM, a trapper and hunter, who accompanied John Charles Fremont on several of his expeditions. The town was settled in a pass through which the Â£old suckers came U Sonora. It was there that the first ferry on the SttElslaus River v:as established by Captain Knlfht, and later n mill. The following Interesting da'ta is taken from the article. "In ISM. when Stanislaus County withdrew from the sheltering arms of Mother Tuolumno. It had a population of only 1000 and was in debt to the extent of 526.000. As the couhty prew, and was about to be disorganized .,. a part of San Joaquin County was annexed to Stanislaus. Knights Ferry was included In this section, and possessing much taxable property snd wraith, saved the county from disorganization. "Knights Ferry now desired to become the county scat, and atter a closR contest with La Grange, Knlphta Ferry won, having 423 votes and LA Grange 393; tho former was the county seat from 1862 to 1872." The narrative Is accompanied by photographs of tho historical town taken by the authoress. At Jlmnile Murphy, who the JuxeiUto load Comedians, who are Modesto Theater Ape. a m*tcry film attraction Is rtnjr Lina Basquettc Cook. The Ape is *t 8:30.