A local history of citrus is well outside our scope here, but the role perhaps of trains is at last somewhat relevant. So we'll go with that.
According to Wikipedia, back in 1907, the Southern California Fruit Exchange, a coop formed in 1893, launched the Sunkist brand and a national marketing campaign.
Here's what the Christmas promotion looked like in 1915.
|Full page spread for Sunkist Oranges|
December 17th, 1915
Mission Mill has recently started a new web project as an online archive devoted to their physical exhibits. They just published their show on restaurant history and it's worth a look!
|Eating Salem website|
Also, the Technical Advisory Committee for our local Metropolitan Planning Organization meets today with a fairly light agenda, but they've got a bit more discussion about some dollar bills they found under the sofa cushions.
the agenda and packet:
Due to the MAP-21 extension, the SKATS MPO will have about $1.0 million more in FY 2015 STP-U federal funds than was conservatively programmed for FY 2015 in the SKATS Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Five projects were submitted for consideration for funding using the additional funds. See the attached memorandum for additional informationLet's just assume the two Cherriots projects are worthwhile. But the County projects are all hydraulic autoism, all about more capacity and through-put on roads in unincorporated urban land.
It's very disappointing the bonus money wasn't allocated to walking and biking - to the 21st century! - instead of retrograde auto capacity expansion for the 20th century.
This will make its way to the Policy Committee, I'm sure, and maybe there will be more to say then. (Or maybe not.)
Update, the 11th
See comments below for discussion of the particular Macleay & Lancaster project.
|The largest impact to NE corner|