First Lodi drug store owner also started Woodbridge irrigation system
A fisherman, shown at right, has two lines dipped into the rushing water below the Woodbridge Dam on the Mokelumne River. This dam is either the original wood structure built in 1891 that washed out four years later or it may be the second dam built in 1897. (Photo courtesy of Ralph Lea)
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2004 10:00 pm
A pioneer Lodi druggist who also postmarked mail and tapped
messages on the town telegraph was the founder of irrigation in San
Byron De La Beckwith was an early Lodi settler with many talents
and a profound vision for the future. As the warm weather
approaches, Lodians today can enjoy the cool relief of Lodi Lake
and the bounty of irrigated crops because of this druggist.
Friday, April 30, 2004 10:00 pm.