Stockton: Rosensteel-Pulich Printing Co.
Softcover. Fine. Undated, but ca. 1927. Four-fold brochure, 4" x 8", with map and two half-tone photographic illustrations. Fine. One copy located in OCLC. Among the "concise poultry facts" provided about San Joaquin County: "350,000 hens laid, in 1926, sufficient eggs to reach in a single straigtht line from Stockton to Vancouver (B.C.)," the California Agricultural Extension Service recently reported that the county "has more than 700 poultrymen who own 100 hens or more each. The average size of their flocks is 507 laying hens, and there are several commercial producers who have from 2,000 to 5,000 layers," and "there are located in the county 14 hatcheries with a capacity of 108,000 baby chicks every 3 weeks." And yet, the county's poultry business "is yet in its infancy." Readers are encouraged to invest in this lucrative business, in which "possibilities for profit and expansion appear almost unlimited!" A final page gives individual poultry-related statistics for Escalon, Lathrop, Linden, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy.