Somber but cherished Christmas in 1941
Art Marquardt, popular columnist of the Lodi News-Sentinel, is
shown standing outside Maude Harbin's Orange Stand in downtown Lodi
in the 1940s.
Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 6:53 am, Sat Dec 17, 2011.
In early December 1941, as Lodi recoiled from the devastating
Pearl Harbor attack and the declaration of war, it was clear
Christmas was going to be different.
In the days following the Dec. 7 Japanese bombing, people in
Lodi and the nation were stunned and fearful of the war that would
ultimately touch them all.
Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:53 am.