In February 1896, the talk around town was that Lodi was finally going to have its own cemetery. Lodi was growing prosperous, but needed to attract more industry. The Spot Kash Dry Goods Store was about to open, and wallpaper was on sale at Pope's Furniture.
Old newspapers, filed away in libraries and archives or kept stuffed in boxes of personal mementos, provide treasured glimpses and valuable historical information. At least eight different newspapers have reported on Lodi since it was first settled in 1869 beside the freshly laid railroad tracks.