Merced County Times Newspaper
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Dover: ‘Good Booze, Bad Women, Fast Horses’

The small town of Dover had a short life but while in existence had a well-deserved reputation as a wild river town. Dover was founded sometime around 1866 and 1868. It was built to provide freight shipping facilities on the San Joaquin River for the local grain growers and other products. The location of Dover is now on private…