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5 things that you didn’t know happened 100 years ago

By Hadiyah Waseem, Reporter

Over the last one hundred years, many different changes, from the technology used in everyday life to the way we interact with one another. Here are a few things that happened one hundred years ago.

  1. Modesto’s layout was built

In 1870 “Ralston”  was the former name of Modesto which was later changed due to William C. Ralston rejected the offer of having the town named after him. This initially was built only for the railroad, and those who worked at the rail station moved in the surrounding location with their families. The population was only around 100 people at the time.

  1. Modesto City Schools is established

As the children from the families of the rail station grew up, they were required to receive proper education. This lead to the Modesto City Schools to be established in 1871.

  1. 1874-First Parade held

In 1874, the towns people gathered as a community and celebrated the 4th of July, by holding their first parade.  

  1. Population Increase

By 180, the town that once had less than 100 people had now increased to 1,693. The population incline will continue over the years.

  1. Modesto High School established

The oldest high school in Modesto, Modesto High school, received their first 40 enrolled students in 1883. Later on Modesto High School will have many students enrolled and have programs such as Preforming Arts Academy and International Baccalaureate, which offered students different opportunities.

 

 

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