The idea of “Sisters Cities” has a long history starting eons ago in Europe. The earliest known "twinning" in Europe was between the German city of Paderborn and the French city of Le Mans in 836. The US versions started last century in 1931 with Toledo Ohio officially creating a “person-to-person” connection with Toledo Spain. Since that time many US cities and towns have forged bonds with other cities world-wide, enriching each city’s cultures and enlarging local understanding of cultural diversity.
Lodi, California has several such cities … each adding a dimension to the local community. Lodi has Sister-cities relationships with Kofu, Japan and Lodi, Italy. Lodi, California has a long international history that has produced a dynamic impact on the agriculture and culture of the city. The Tokay Flame grape was introduced to Lodi from Algeria in 1857 and until the latter part of the 20th Century was a major portion of the grape production of the community.
Lodi has also made several contributions to the world’s commerce and culture. In 1906 A&W Root Beer was born here – and later the international A & W restaurant chain. In the last decade, world class wines have made “Lodi” an almost household word in many North American countries and the wines are making strong inroads into other international markets.
It has been said that there are only six degrees of separation from one person knowing all other people in the world. Perhaps … even fewer degrees separate us from other world economies … So the reach from one Sister City to another … gets closer with each passing year!
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