Sunday, July 28, 2013

Davis-area Farmers & Baseball Mania in the late 19th Century (132)


This is a second post on the theme: “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”

In the first post on this idea, I highlighted reports of citizen reactions to the Winters-centered earthquakes of 1892 (post number 117, May 12, 2013).

This post associates the same idea with much the same period of Davis history, only this time dealing with the reported rapid rise of interest in the game of baseball among Davis area farmers.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fluoridation Five? (130)


After I published descriptions of four episodes of serious public engagement with fluoridation in Davis history,* Barbara King emailed me a copy of the City Council Minutes from February 21, 1991 that suggested a fifth episode.

I agree that these minutes (reproduced here) raise the possibility of a fifth episode. At the very least, they document a period of serious City government engagement.