The sun sets over Merced and the old County Courthouse on Tuesday. Merced incorporated in 1889 with some 1,500 people living near the 500 acres bounded by 12th, 23rd, H and R streets. The city has grown through surges of migration and despite setbacks such as the Great Recession.
The sun sets over Merced and the old County Courthouse on Tuesday. Merced incorporated in 1889 with some 1,500 people living near the 500 acres bounded by 12th, 23rd, H and R streets. The city has grown through surges of migration and despite setbacks such as the Great Recession. bahbeck@mercedsunstar.com
The sun sets over Merced and the old County Courthouse on Tuesday. Merced incorporated in 1889 with some 1,500 people living near the 500 acres bounded by 12th, 23rd, H and R streets. The city has grown through surges of migration and despite setbacks such as the Great Recession. bahbeck@mercedsunstar.com

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