"Not to know what happened before we were born," wrote Cicero, the great Roman orator and philosopher, "is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?"
Full of stories and photographs, Tulare Legends and Trivia from A to Z, is a unique history of the people, businesses and events of one of the most fascinating town in California. The book consists of 128 historical essays from A to Z, from Adohr to Zumwalt, and dozens of anecdotes between.
Read about the first airplane to land in Tulare. Tulare's Four Horsemen who helped win World War II, The Ghost of Bardsley Road that terrorized little children, the craftsmanship of Tulare's blind violin maker, and the infamous Hi-De-Ho-Club.
Relive the glory days when Rankin Field brought excitement to a sleepy Central Valley town. Thrill to the exploits of the twin Olympic heroes, Bob Mathias and Sim Iness. Share the grit of those early pioneers as they fought back from devastating fires, drought, economic depression, abandonment by the railroad, and the disastrous irrigation bond fiasco.
The Dumermuths have blended Tulare's past and present with fact and humor. The book is recommended reading for anyone seeking to understand Tulare's remarkable history.
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