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Earlimart, California Historical Events

1930 to 1938
This site has pictures of teachers and names of classmates for the years 1930 to 1938 for the school at Earlimart.

1928 to about 1942
Earlimart Emergency Landing Field
This is a story of what it was like to live on the Earlimart Emergency Landing field during the depression years and the early days of aviation.
The White Rock gasoline station and restaurant was located one mile south of Earlimart and the airfield was one mile west of the White Rock gas station. Neither the airport or the gas station exists today.
Submitted by Ben Titus

1924 to 1942
Memories of Earlimart
I lived in Earlimart from 1924 to 1942. My reason for leaving was to join the Army Air Corp. My father was Gordon Titus and he was a road graderman for Tulare County Road District 5. His reason for leaving Earlimart was to work as a Shipwright at the Mare Island Shipyard during World War II. We lived on the Earlimart Emergency Airport from 1924 to 1934 or 35. I believe that the airport is now apart of the Tartaglia orchard. Dad maintained the Beacon Light as a second job. Mr. Jim Howard owned the property on which the airport was located at that time. In 1934 or 35 Dad moved our house to the town of Earlimart. The house still exists. I've seen it on two or three occasions, but have never been able to meet the people that live in the house. I attended the old Earlimart Grammar School as did my two sisters. We traded with Orman Bryan who owned the General Store then. John Lindner and Mr. Canon were clerks in the store. Mr. Bryan owned a racing speedboat named Hells Bells and he had many racing trophies. Jay Barber owned and operated Jay's Barber shop next door to Bryans General Store. The Post Office was nearby and Ethel Keller was the postmistress. I still remember our post office box number was 63. Al Wold and his wife and daugther lived quite near Bryans store. Al was the Foreman of Road District #5. Mrs Wold taught the first grade for many years. I've used up all my space, but not all of my memories of Earlimart.
Submitted by Ben Titus.
Ben is the author of a Titus Family history entitled: "Good Ole Bob!" which also related some stories of life in Earlimart. I sent a copy to the Earlimart Library a few years ago. Perhaps it is still on a book shelf in the Earlimart Library.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Earlimart and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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