Lodi Union High pool was the 'folly' of mid-1920s
The Lodi Union High School swimming pool, built on the second story, was heavily used for about 50 years. Today, the refurbished pool is a popular feature at Hutchins Street Square. (Photo Courtesy of the Hutchins Street Square)
Posted: Friday, August 14, 2009 10:00 pm
In the late summer of 1922, three young people drowned in
separate accidents. One died in the Mokelumne River. One died while
cooling off in Smith's Lake (today Lodi Lake), and one died trying
to escape the heat by dipping into an irrigation canal.
It's not known whether any of them knew how to swim, but
accidents like those grabbed front-page headlines in the Lodi
Sentinel. They encouraged the community-minded to push for public
swimming pools where young people could learn to swim and engage in
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