Lodi area's May Day Picnic attracted huge crowd in 1902
This photograph, taken in 1897, shows the annual May Day Picnic, which was held in Clements every year on the first of May for more than 20 years. Hundreds rode the train and drove their horses and buggies to the grassy, oak-shaded field for the daylong event. Shown around their blanket covered with food are members of the Tindell and Green families. From left is baby Arthur Tindell, Emma Tindell, T.B. Green, Homer Green, Watson C. Green, Jessie Green, Atta Green, Cecil Green, Myrtle Green (Ethel McCall Schultz is hidden), Ella Tindell, Frank Tindell, Mrs. Dogutt and Hazel Tindell. (Photo courtesy of Ralph Lea)
Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2010 12:00 am
The month of May meant picnic time for Lodi-area pioneers when
large groups gathered for huge planned events.
One of the biggest affairs was held for years in the quiet
little town of Clements. On May 1, 1902, the town was the
boisterous center of activity for hundreds of fun-loving folks 108
Saturday, May 15, 2010 12:00 am.