From: "thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC]"
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:31 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Shipping Eggs 100 Years Ago
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That tickled a minor obsession of mine -- I have several
connections with the city of Petaluma California, once
known as the egg basket of the US and the topic of the
film _The Egg and I_. Petaluma chickens ate feed
containing ground oyster shells from which they extracted
calcium which they subsequently deposited in their shells,
which allowed the eggs to travel by rail to the rest of
the country. In about 1915 Petaluma shipped over 143
million chicken eggs to the rest of the US by rail! The
connection was mostly via the Petaluma & Santa Rosa
and the Espee.
and note in particular the reference to the scow schooner
Alma, currently a national historic landmark sailing out
of the only floating national park in the US, San
Francisco maritime National Historical Park
-- this is my main
connection to Petaluma, as we sail it there for a three
night stay every October.
Nolan Hinshaw, San Francisco
"Not only is it not right, it's not even wrong!"
>From Wolfgang Pauli, perpetrator of the Pauli