IS THE LATEST
Offers Unique Exhibition
Patrons from All Parts of Southland
Given Over to Community Frolic
VENTURE, July 17, - The first California apricot exposition
at Moorpark, for the exploitation of one of the fruit
California, will be held for days beginning Wednesday, under
the auspices of the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce.
This exposition, which is believed to be the first of its
kind in the Southland, is to be made an annual affair at
Moorpark, which is known as the home of the apricot,
according to Moorpark growers, the apricots this year,
though the crop in short are the largest and finest ever
grown in the history of California.
exhibits, which will be from all parts of the Southland,
will be housed in a tent 175x150 feet. These exhibits will
include about twenty-five apricot exhibits, each of which
will be 6x9 feet in size. There also will be domestic
apricot exhibits, and about thirty commercial and industrial
In connection with the exhibition there also will be an
automobile show. The Hunsaker Amusement Company of Los
Angels will have a carnival in connection with the show, all
the carnival concessions placed on the outside of the tent.
Included in the concessions will be Gunnar Kasson and his
dog, Balto, hero in the dash to Nome epic, which showed
recently at the Fourth of July celebration here.
Moorpark, Oxnard and Santa Paula have been engaged for the
show. Ventura, Fillmore, Santa Paula and Oxnard days at the
show are being arranged.
Ribbons will be awarded for prize-winning exhibits. Several
exhibits in the Pioneer Mural in here are to be placed on
exhibition at the Moorpark Exposition. They include a tree
limb in which are embedded several apricot seeds, several
jars of preserve fruit and a huge oil-painted panorama view
of the Simi Valley, which will form a background for a
number of the show's exhibits.
A model of a ship constructed by Alex Eaton, also will form
the center of one of the apricot exhibit.
LA Times July 1926
the Sale of Balto Dog Team
California. Feb. 28, 1927 - Received the sum of One
Hundred ($100) Dollar deposit on a Fifteen Hundred ($1500)
Dollar purchase of a Balto Dog Team consisting of seven (7)
Dogs, 1 Sled and paraphernalia belonging thereto, from The
Times News Bureau, of Los Angeles, California, for the **Balto
Committees of Cleveland, Ohio.
to extend ten day: from this date February 28, 1927.
In case the additional fourteen hundred dollars is not paid,
this said option fee of one hundred dollars will be
forfeited. Sam Houston
Two Alaskan Huskies, Participants
in Epic Dash to Plague-Stricken Nome, Attack Boy
SANTA MONICA, Aug, 16. Two team-mates of
Balto, hero of the epic dash to plague-stricken Nome in
the winter of 1924-25, are in disgrace tonight. They
are accused of having attacked and bitten Howard
McDonald, 8 years of age. of 132 Raymond avenue. Ocean
Six dogs which made the last pap the
desperate winter race bearing serum to Nome where
diphtheria raged in the early months of 1925 are being
exhibited on Dome Pier, Ocean Park. They include the
Gunnar Kasson, their master, brought them south under a
film contract when the entire nation was sounding
Balto's praise. Los Angeles gave them a great
reception. Balto was starred in a motion picture.
Then the tide of fortune turned. Kasson engaged in a
wage claim over personal appearances. The claim was
settled and it was reported Kasson had headed again for
the Far North, having disposed of his famous team.
Now, according to the police report the dogs are owned
by Sam Houston, who lives at the Sherman Hotel, Los
Angeles, and are being exhibited by Tom Rogers.
Late this afternoon, according to the boy's story to
police, young McDonald, one of whose legs is confined in
a steel brace, was walking under the Ocean Park Pier
when two Alaskan huskies, chained there, attacked him.
They knocked him down, he said, and bit him until he
rolled beyond the length of their chain.
City Surgeon Weaver said he treated the boy for bites on
the abdomen and on the upper left arm and for a deep
gash on the right side under the arm. The bites are
severe but are not considered dangerous, he said. The
boy later was taken to his home. His father, Horace
McDonald, is employed by the De Mille studios at Culver
Detective Sergeants Anderson and Carrillo examined the
dogs and reported they showed no signs of sickness. the
instructed Roger to have someone on guard over the
animals at all times.
Rogers said the dogs have never given trouble and
allowed children to pet them at the exhibitions, he said
he left the dogs under the pier in pairs for rest and
Balto, it was announced, was in no way concerned with
LA Times Aug 17, 1926
Balto was part of the relay team that brought
diphtheria vaccine to Nome, Sam purchased the dog team
and hired the musher and his family. A
gentleman from Cleveland saw them in Hollywood and
rallied the people of Cleveland to come up with the
money to purchase the dogs. They then ended up in the
Articles courtesy of Lynn Bell