Lodi had marriage on the mind in August 1911
Dirt streets were a sure sign of a pioneer town in the early
1900s. The dirt intersection of Pine and Sacramento streets was
muddy in the winter and dusty in the summer months, and people
pushed for the city to become more clean and modern. In August
1911, city leaders approved a project to pave the city's Downtown
Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 4:57 pm, Sat Aug 27, 2011.
A century ago, in August 1911, Lodi was a developing city with a
new government, dirt streets and more than 3,000 residents.
Lodi grape shippers finished construction of new sheds in
preparation for the harvest. The townspeople enjoyed band concerts
under the Lodi Arch on Thursday evenings. Men could buy a new
ready-made suit for $12.50 from Ferguson & Babel at 19 N.
Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 4:57 pm.