Motoring up I-5 to Los Banos and a couple of state landmarks related to the town’s founder, Henry Miller, the ’51 Caddy’s wonderbar AM radio picks up Los Banos’ own KLBS ‘The Portuguese Radio’ serving the central valley Not knowing the language makes one wonder about details of conversation but it seemed to be about local agriculture and livestock and call in music requests.
In the trek up I-5 Los Banos is the reward for those northbound travelers with bladders strong enough to bypass
German born Henry Miller (originally Heinrich Kreiser) ‘The Cattle King’ showed up in San Francisco in 1850 at age 23 with six dollars and early on realized his opportunities didn’t lie in the gold fields but instead would be drawn from his childhood farming experiences. Within a year he owned his own butcher shop, then got into breeding, feed crops, etc,, and by 1857 had cattle options on everything north of the
Though many landmarks were passed by on this northbound trip to
Plaque inscription: NO. 548 CANAL FARM INN - This original
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