Skip to main content

No Dirty Dishes Day is always celebrated on May 18. It is a reprieve from the daily grind of handling a pile of dishes to wash and dry.

Now is the time to plant. Planting techniques depend on the plant and how it is sold. Many annuals and vegetables and some perennials are sold as seedlings in small containers or flats during the growing season. Along with some groundcovers, they are also sold in plastic cell packs, individu…

A photo from around 1975 shows the little building at 550 C Street. This four-room edifice was built simultaneously as the water tower in 1936 and became the office of the Galt Water District. The district was in charge of the town’s water, water lines and tower. In the mid-1970s, the local …

Galt Grub Grab food distribution

Rotary ‘Taco de Mayo’ dinner May 14

The Galt Area Historical Society has numerous photos of the bridges that crossed Dry Creek south of Galt on Lower Sacramento Road (Old Lincoln Highway). The bridge in the picture (circa 1931) is the second one and replaced a wooden bridge. The construction of the metal truss bridge completed…

With a step back into another dimension, today we celebrate Twilight Zone Day. Twilight Zone Day is mysterious, weird, surreal and perhaps a little scary. I can think of many other adjectives, but I think you get the picture. Every once in a while, you have a day like this, and today is desi…

Galt High School graduate Bob Biederman ran for a seat on the Galt City Council in 1948 and continued to serve for the next 30 years, eight as mayor. He was responsible for working with Pacific Telephone to bring the first direct-dial service to Galt, pushed for a city parks and recreation d…

Happy National Prime Rib Day! This is my kind of day, the kind of day you can sink your teeth into. National Prime Rib Day gets your mouth watering and starts you drooling. Many of us carnivores look to this day on the calendar to enjoy one of America’s favorite steaks.

In 1919, Roy Allen purchased a root beer formula from a pharmacist and opened a root beer stand in Lodi, California. The following year, Allen became partners with Frank Wright, and the two combined their initials to become A&W Root Beer. In 1924, Roy Allen bought out Wright’s share and …

Galt Grub Grab food distribution

Volunteer Recognition Day, always celebrated on April 20, honors the legions of volunteers who dedicate themselves to causes and helping others, according to Holiday Insights.

Galt High School’s class of 1921 poses for a photo on the steps of the second high school before graduation. The five-person graduating class was the ninth in Galt High School’s history. Six faculty members taught multiple subjects, including the principal, William Bland. Older Galtonians re…

Galt Grub Grab food distribution

A Central Pacific passenger train pulls into the Herald Depot to pick up (or drop off) riders to the next stop and take on water. Railroad construction firm Turton and Knox built the Ione Branch (sometimes called the Amador Branch) in 1876. The line had a dual purpose, bringing Amador County…

Today is National Scrabble Day! Observed annually on April 13, this holiday celebrates this popular board game on the birthday of its inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts. The tech company Punchbowl says this American architect created the game, which he originally named “Lexiko.” Its name was then…

Galt library bilingual story time on April 14

Happy California Poppy Day! This day is always celebrated on April 6 and highlights the fields of California poppies known in California and elsewhere as “fields of gold.” Today is a day set aside to honor these beautiful flowers and other species of wildflowers.

In the early 1900s runabout, the charming couple is Fred and Anna Miller Wood Harvey. Fred was the son of Galt founder Dr. Obed Harvey. The couple married in 1913 and made their home in Galt on Second Street. Fred ran the Harvey dairy and was the mastermind behind the Sego Milk Plant coming …

Saturday Market to be held April – October

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!