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Country Picnic

Picnics in the country have been going on for hundreds of years. In Galt’s early days, families or organizations spent hours in the outdoors enjoying good food and fellowship. According to the newspapers of the day, people went wherever there were lots of trees nearby and usually on someone’s property. Hiram Wiser had a grove of trees that people used, as did Obed Harvey. This unknown group of people used an area known as White Bridges. It was a series of white-painted bridges across the Cosumnes River on Twin Cities Road. A typical picnic lunch could have been ham sandwiches with lettuce, dill pickles, stuffed eggs, lemonade in thermos, sugar cookies, deviled eggs, potato salad, dates stuffed with peanut butter, ice cream in a vacuum container, and gold cake squares.