Introduction to Oakdale, California
Oakdale, the "Cowboy Capital of the World" was founded in the year 1871. This took place when the Stockton & Visalia Railroad joined the Copperopolis Railroad. The area was originally used for orchards and other agricultural purposes, however Oakdale has suffered from several toxic waste releases that have majorly affected the soil of the region. Still, the primary occupations remain agriculture, food manufacturing, and tourism. The city was once home to a satellite plant of the Hershey Chocolate company. Oakdale is also known as "The Gateway to Yosemite" mainly because of its location next to the California Central Valley's edge.
Oakdale and nearby Attractions
- Oakdale Branch Stanislaus County Free Library
- Oakdale City Hall
- Oakdale Sewage Plant
- Oak Valley Park
- Saint Matthias Episcopal Church
Things To Do In Oakdale
Oakdale has historical buildings including city hall and the county library that visitors can take a look at to understand the cultural and historical background of the city. There are quite a few churches that have retained old-world charm. The amusement parks offer fun rides for the entertainment of both adults and children. One can also go to these parks for family picnics.
Stockton Metropolitan Airport serves the area.
Oakdale Higher Education
The city is served by the California State University-Stanislaus.