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Statistics & Facts
Statistics & Facts
The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Earlimart is approximately 5,881 (1990), 8537 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,420 (1990), 1946 (2010).
The amount of land area in Earlimart is 5.211 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Earlimart to Washington DC is 2405 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 219 miles. (as the crow flies)
Earlimart is positioned 35.88 degrees north of the equator and 119.27 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Earlimart elevation is 290 feet above sea level.
Earlimart Historical Events 1930 to 1938
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.
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