A Tale of the Traveling House

This story made its way to us in as serendipitous a way as that of the journey of the traveling house. Jim Hyde, who is now the groundskeeper of the house, thought it was time for an update after reading the original story in Port Soundings Magazine (the print magazine produced by the Port of Stockton up until about 1990). He went online and did a search for “Soundings Magazine” and soundingsmag.net came up. He then emailed editor Rich Turner who of course thought it was a wonderful story. And it is. And we thank Jim for the suggestion.
 
House boats are a common sight on the Delta, from plain and simple to ornate and expensive. But have you ever seen a house ON a boat? Join us as we journey back in time and learn the story of the Victorian house that took an incredible journey on the back of a barge to its new home in the farmlands north of Tracy.

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