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Wednesday, February 13, 1980- Page 9 of the Past JAK HOWE LL go, mine man born in and having years ol this on to his to say, in 1947 in Altoona, strayed very his home state, born in Pa. However, in that era called and as a belonged to Such as the and his Elks tooth part of his daily on his made its watch pocket white flannel t were the dress and in wool suit, with a fur collar bat, plus around the ankles Yes he was one passing scene was different; Prose and poetry, and told ., who probably a to his Minstrel "black4ace" was and old poem of relating 1 to having recently Years. It was Barefoot Boy On." "The with shoes on, street of pockets, full of feet. He When he was a and girl, boy. He triplet, came one his legs were knees just His bands to his arms, from his !; When he was a man, and older. One a woman, s wife; Ie, ay. single, life. HIS of notions, her full of tongue. dozen children they were boys and 5 child. They lame them, just run wild. The was the baby, the horn first, the the best one, one was the , never knew their didn't seem to they had a amg to them never knew age, but they hunch, that he time and of the bunch. died they ; their names the girls all and the boys wasn't silly Was the one Little Fly On ain't got no ain't got him ain't got poor little Buy my "I wish't I was itting on a all day sittin' still; I I wouldn't even wash, all day long a lot of fun Grandpa's a lot a young man, the UNEEDA and the Co. they were, it was the for a man and little ) my mother grocery Penn. and but 1912 broke but he was man and darn good raise your Ibert Clay kind, and a Fair time it might be this time to of the facts of the As far as tree In 1873 by at the end of Main Street off Fourth on the old Wing Property. About the same time Squire Brush planted several trees opposite the school on "University Street". In 1934 it was noted that the most popular orange was the Washington Navel grafted on locally grown seedling stock. S. Hagmayer at one Fair exhibited 24 varieties. A large orange grove was planted by the Citrus Fair Association headed by George Baer, Simon Pin- schower, and W.T. Brush. Planted on 12 acres on the old Imperiale ranch on South River Road. Another orchard was planted by John Field at the end of Broad Street. This, I believe, is still in good production and owned by Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips. There were the Appleton and Hall orchards at Preston and the Caldwell ranch. Fred Yordi had a grove of over 200 trees. In 1984 an orange tree was taken from the Menihan orchard to the Mid-Winter Expo. in San Francisco which attracted a lot of attention. Again in 1915 a tree was taken to the Panama Expo. from the Hayward orchard where they were set in the "Court of Abundance" so the orange tree has become an integral part of our com- munity, because 2 or 3 people decided Io plant them. Isn't this how all things or events grow? And that is how the Citrus Fair grew. Dedicated citizens had a dream and today's celebration is an extension of their dream. The first and second fairs were held in the Library Hall. ,Later the site of the Edna F. Cobb store (today in the block where Scandia Restaurant and Calico Kitchen are located). The Fairs of 1895-96 were held in the Geyser's - stable or Humberts Pavillion, this was what is now the large lawn area south of the Oaks Mote. The next site of the fair was a wooden pavillion from 1897 until 1909 when it burned, this was replaced with a concrete building which occupied the site north of the Bank of America until the disastrous fire in the 1960's. when the Valley Furniture Store burned, now a vacant lot, but the new pavillion and com- plex built in the 1950's had already been in use and to this day still houses one of the most unique fairs in the world. It might be noted that the old pavillion that burned had nmrais painted on its walls by some long obscure itinerate artist that probably did it for a meal or twoor lodging. I've heard so many stories about that, that I don't know what is the truth. During the war years the fair was not held which accounts for the 1934 fair being the 35th fair. The program for 1934 included entertainment by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, the Cloverdale Municipal Chorus of 50 voices under the direction of Mrs. Lenora Keesling. Mayor Angelo Rossi of San Francisco delivered an ad- dress while Esther Walkers Kiddee Revue was "Smiles". A musical revue opening with "Smile darn you Smile" and included many popular song hits, buck and wing; tap dance novelties, chorus routine, comic numbers, acrobatic duet work, and classical dances with a cast of thousands (actually only 16). Pianist was Miss Ruby Peterson and there was dancing afternoons and evenings every day and the Santa Rosa Municipal Band performed. Mrs. Mabel Smith Kilgore, former Healdsburg girl and daughter of the late Prof. D.C. Smith, played a cornet solo. On Saturday evening the Jr. College quartet with members, George Cavalli Jr., Warren Green, Earl Singleton, and George Thompson, with Evelyn Billing accompanist sang many old tunes. The program also included "The Three Missess" girls dance trio, "Hill Billys and Campus Cowboys", trombone solos by King Stevens, Nelson Bonar at the piano, Violin solos, Steve and Glen-Ozark Mt. Dialogue and a cello solo by Miss Vida Ordahi. So it seems that the fair in those days was all local talent of which there seemed to he plenty Too bad it couldn't be like that again However, this year's fair does feature a local Alumnus of Cloverdale High School, Frank Fontana, who has a lot of talent and will certainly be enjoyed and remembered by local people. So, see you at the Fair ..... . Movies playing at that time in 1934 were William Powell in "The Kennel Murder Case", Jean Harlow and Lee Tracy in "The Blonde Bombshell" and an all star cast in "Convention City" included Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Guy Kiddbb, Frank McHugh, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Astor, and that ever popular Kiddee Mickey Mouse Revue on Saturdays! Such was life in the far west. ,  ,  .,, ,, ,.,,,/,- Citrus Fair Manager. Tom Montoya has been a busy man these days making final plans and arrangements for the 78th annual Citrus Fair to open in Cloverdale Friday. Feb. 15 and run- ning through Feb. 18. Photos by Janice ,Vinnie ('onnolly is Citrus Fair manager's righthand girl. Although she is taking care of a million details she still has time to smile. icotesse Ad Dates Wed., Feb. 6 Thru Sunday, Feb. 10 We Will Be Closed Sunday & Monday, Feb. 17 & 18 for the Fair Cold Power Detergent King Size 84 oz. Dermassage Dishwashing 1 Liquid 22oz. Protex 2 39 Liquid Paste Wax 2 32oz. Zee Paper Towels 69 Large Roll Boneless Pork Roast lS9,00. Country Style Pork Sausage I Pork Steak 149,b Ribs of Beef 149,00. Shanks Skinless 1 49,b Baby Beef Liver 1 98,00 Fresh 2S9 Longhorn Cheese for quotes on locker Fresh Fish Every esda ' !I i  '] * , Ill f ! I 11 I ' Pillsbury Plus CAKE MIXES ' All Layer Varieties Pillsbury Hungry Jack Buttermilk PANCAKE MIX 99 Pillsbury Ready tO Spread/Slprle  FROSTINGS 1 09 Perfection SPAGHETTI ] lb. Pkg. 49 RESH PRODUC Small Tomatoes Come To The Fair Get Season Tickets Here 18 & 3S 0 over 6 thru200 17 ......... Enjoy A Wonderful Weekend - ** ,ii, l ,,,,i ',* '"iti 1, ' ,,, tel,,1 [ Nalleys _= Chlll wlth .  Beans L_--- Hot, Thick or Reg. -- 15oz. Raman Pride -- Oriental 4/1 ------ Noodles Buddig -:::: Sliced Meats 49 All Varieties 3oz. Cabbage Carrots Russet Potatoes Clip Top 10 lb. Bag 19,b. 19 lb. 79 Kraft Random Weight Cheese All Varieties Armour Beef Stow 24oz. 10o. Price Marked 1 49