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San Joaquin

[san wo-keen] /ˌsæn wɒˈkin/
noun
1.
a river in California, flowing NW from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Sacramento River. 350 miles (560 km) long.
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  • It was now fifteen miles to the San Joaquin river, and a level plain lay before us.

    Death Valley in '49 William Lewis Manly
  • Why did you not lower rates in the valley of the San Joaquin?

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • Our route had been along the timber of the San Joaquin, generally about eight miles distant, over a high prairie.

  • I should say they made, for of the San Joaquin one must be able to speak in the past also, to understand it.

    California Mary Austin
  • In San Joaquin, the brigands hold high carnival; they sally out on wild rides across the upper Sacramento.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • The Korekins formerly lived at the mouth of the San Joaquin.

  • Raisins, whose size defied anything heretofore known, were made from the huge grapes that grew in the San Joaquin Valley.

  • Tenaya inquired what was the object of taking all the Indians to the San Joaquin plain.

    The Yosemite John Muir

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