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On Nov. 23, 1889, the jukebox was first put in use, making this the perfect choice for National Jukebox Day. According to Holiday Insights, the machine used a coin-operated version of the Edison phonograph. It was created by Louis Glass and William S. Arnold, managers of the Pacific Phonogra…

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Local townsfolk posed outside the Commercial Hotel around 1880. Movers had relocated the building from the town of Liberty to the northeast corner of Fourth and C streets in Galt. When Obed Harvey convinced the railroad to lay track through his property, surveyors laid out a small town named…

Wilton firefighters’ toy drive through Dec. 21

The ongoing monthly calendar for the Galt-Marian O. Lawrence Library is listed below in alphabetical order, with any upcoming special dated and featured monthly events highlighted above.

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National Fast Food Day is today. Calendarr says it is the perfect day to not worry about cooking dinner and just hit up your favorite guilty pleasure fast food restaurant. Fast food has become an American staple, and there are so many more options nowadays than just burger and fries. There i…

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The Galt High School girls basketball team poses for a studio photograph during their 1923 season. The team included Marion Randall (captain), Alyce Peterson, Inez Ambrogio, Margaret College, Anna Belle Crump and Roberta Nichols. Not pictured were Elizabeth Lauchert and Lucile Barquist. Miss…

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Nov. 20, 1942

Many Galt boys are serving the country in this war – Mrs. A.F. Bettefreund received a telegram last Thursday that her son, George Lakey has been promoted to lieutenant and detached to Schenectady, N.Y. Her other son John also is in the Navy and is now stationed at Morro Bay …

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Blanket drive at Galt SDA, Nov. 20

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Is there anything better than biting into a fresh fried-chicken sandwich, hearing the crunch and as you chomp down, feeling the crisp texture of the fried batter over the juicy slice of chicken beneath it? Add a buttery, warm roll with mayo and crisp cold pickles, and that experience merits …

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In the 1920s, the intersection of B Street and Lincoln Way was the eastern end of a route west to Thornton. This sign welcomed motorists into Galt as they passed through on their way through the business district. The route went west on B Street, south on Fourth Street, and west on F Street,…

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Nov. 13, 1942

The Galt Air Wardens will hold an important meeting Monday night, Nov. 16. Many new families have moved into our community during the last few months and it is the duty of the Warden to see that the newcomer takes proper precautions before a disaster – not after. The new dim-out regulations have been received and their enforcement is a duty of the Warden.

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Lasagna dinner benefiting veteran memorial, Nov. 10

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National Deviled Egg Day features a favorite hors d’oeuvre or side dish for parties, holidays, family reunions and potluck dinners. Deviled eggs shine as the star of the show each year on Nov. 2.

Caring and compassion was chosen by the Galt community in a survey 15 years ago as one of the most important character traits to define our community. Every November and December since then, Galt renews its focus on caring and compassion in the many good works that take place. But what about…

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When Maude Quiggle passed away in 1975, she was the oldest officer in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Having been a deputy constable in the Herald area between 1920 and 1940, Sacramento County Sheriff Duane Lowe made Quiggle an honorary deputy. The lifelong Herald resident was th…

Nov. 6, 1942

Mrs. Bessie Shipman of Oakland spent several day this week visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Madge Shellenbarger.

Animal fair to honor fallen officer Marcum on Nov. 5

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Always celebrated on Oct. 26, National Mincemeat Day celebrates a sweet and tasty meat treat. For those of us who have had it before, we can revel in the savory taste. For those of us who have never heard of mincemeat, let alone eaten it, don’t you think today would be a good time to get int…

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The 1962-1963 Galt High School Warriors basketball team shared the Superior California Athletic League Championship with Davis High School. Galt had a league record of 13 wins and one loss. They had an overall record of 21 wins and three losses. In the Superior California league, coach Don N…

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Oct. 30, 1942

This morning at 10 o’clock, Mr. H.L. Blevans, vice chairman of the Superior California Bond & Stamp drive, will present a Treasury Flag to the Galt Elementary School as an award to the students for being over 90 percent in the purchase of War Bonds and Stamps. School Principal C.H. Kast stated the students earned approximately $2,000 picking tomatoes this season and a large portion of that money was spent on the purchase of War Bonds and Stamps.

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Galt cemetery’s Día de los Muertos on Oct. 29

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Raymond and Minnie Ost pose for a studio photo sometime in the early 1940s. Raymond came to the Lodi area from Fredonia, North Dakota, in 1936. In 1939, he married Minnie Gruzie, a native of Medina, North Dakota. During World War II, Ray worked in one of the Stockton shipyards. In 1947, the …

Oct. 23, 1942

Born Saturday, Oct. 17, 1942 to Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser of Galt, a daughter … Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Geiger, in Buchanan Hospital, Lodi, Oct. 15, 1942, a son, weighing 8 pounds 4 ounces, named George Russell.

Golf fundraiser for youth baseball Oct. 21

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Always held on Oct. 12, Old Farmers Day honors the hard labor of farmers throughout American history. Early American culture leaned heavily on farming, Holiday Insights says. Early settlers cleared fields and pristine woods to farm the rich land. They brought seeds and farming methods from t…

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In a photo from the early 1960s, a cannery employee operates the “tomato dumper” during the summer tomato-canning season at the Thornton Cannery. The cannery was the brainchild of William Hammond, who owned hundreds of acres of fruit orchards in San Joaquin and Sacramento counties. He didn’t…

Oct. 16, 1942

4-H clubs in Sacramento County are finding they have an unusual opportunity to help win the war by collecting scrap metal for our National Salvage program.

Fatima society holds Festa Oct. 10-17

For the past 15 years, responsibility has been the character trait of focus for September and October in Galt. In 2007, the Galt community answered a communitywide survey and selected six core values as necessary character traits to build a better community and strengthen our families. The G…

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You knew it had to happen. Someone, somewhere, had to decide that the dark green, tougher-than-leather, spinach-type vegetable (yes, you know what vegetable I am referring to) kale, needed to be celebrated. And what better day than Oct. 5? Yes, today is National Kale Day.

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Henry Need was a descendant of the pioneer Need family, who had farmed 750 acres north of Galt since 1858. His father, George Need, was born in Bavaria, Germany, and came to America in his youth, first settling in Indiana. In 1858, he followed his brother, Michael, to California and obtained…

Oct. 9, 1942

The Galt High and the Galt Elementary schools started Thursday to close at noon each day so that the students may be able to assist in the harvesting of the tomato and grape crops in this section. The first afternoon, over 2,500 boxes of tomatoes were picked by the students of the two schools.

Tokay quilt guild show Oct. 7, 8

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