The end panels on one of the Street Murals in Lodi, California represent the progression of the agricultural history of the community.
In early 1900’s the major agricultural production was table grapes … a variety now known as Flames. This grape is still grown in the Lodi area, but the production is less than 10% of the total acreage under vineyards’ plows. Late last century, the growers of Lodi started becoming world renown with the production of the locale’s Zinfandel grapes. By the middle of the first decade of this century, Lodi had become the Zinfandel capital of the world … accounting for over 40% of global production.
The impact of the noble grape can be seen “everywhere” in Lodi … the names figuring importantly in the culture of both high schools, festivals and local community events, arts and entertainments in various individual wineries, a major visitor center, and the City’s logo … all bear names and/or images of one grape or another.
Few of the images of grapes in Lodi carry with them the historical scope of the mural facing Lodi Avenue at School Street. Flanking Queen Zinfandel are the markers of a century of commerce: Grape production in 1906 gives way to toasting the finest of wines in 2006!
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