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  • Vintage View: Filling up in Downtown Lodi

    This vintage photo of the Standard Oil service station in Downtown was probably taken in the late 1920s, back when atten- dants wore white uniforms and pumped gasoline for customers. The station was at the sout...
  • Vintage View: Winter of 1914

    This vintage photograph shows Downtown Lodi a century ago, in the winter of 1914. Looking east down Pine Street toward the Arch, the street, slick with rain, was one of the early paving projects for the city. P...
  • Vintage View: Early 1900s Lodi nut harvest

    Late autumn nut harvesting is shown in this photograph, probably taken in the early 1900s in the Lodi area. Workers used the long poles to grab branches and shake nuts off the tree. The nuts then fell onto the ...
  • Stockton Lions Club in 1919

    This vintage photograph captured the fun-loving Stockton Lions Club members outside the Hotel Lodi on School Street around 1919 or 1920. The Stockton club traveled to Lodi to conduct the program for the Lodi se...
  • Downtown Lodi trolley stop

    This vintage photograph shows Downtown Lodi’s busy Sacramento Street looking north from the Pine Street intersection around the 1920s. At the far right, a trolley car from the Central California Traction Co. li...
  • Early 1900s Horribles Parade

    In the early 1900s, Lodi men loved to dress up in odd and funny costumes to “thrill and chill” spectators at parades. These entries were called “The Horribles,” and they had their own Horribles Parades during t...

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Prank in Lodi Sentinel drew chuckles in 1924

Readers of the Lodi Sentinel had to be wary whenever April Fools Day rolled around in the early days.

Posted: April 05, 2014
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Today in Lodi History

August 25, 1914: Experimenting with a new electrolier on East Pine St.
Posted: August 22, 2014

For some time Trustee Folendorf and Superintendent of Public Utilities Henning have been looking up the latest in street lighting with the result that through the courtesy of the Electric Appliance Comapny of San Francisco the city has been furnished one of the newest fixtures for demonstration. The glass top costs about $10 and the lamp used is a Tungsten lamp filled with nitrogen gas.

The lamp gives about twitce the light for the same amount of current as the lamps  used in the old electrollers: costs one-third as much and lasts longer. Besides this, the light appears to be much nearer to daylight in quality, being quite a bit whiter.

Read the full article in our online historical archives.

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