The exhibit consists of images of both scenes and documents from the early 1900s, with the focus on the towns effort to secure
the University Farm site for Davisville, CA (now Davis, CA). Reproductions of columns from the Davisville Enterprise are part
of the exhibit, as Editor William Scott was one of town’s primary boosters. Excerpts from George Pierce Jr.’s daily journal
and the "Ideal Spot for a University Farm" booklet are also included.
"Davisville 1905 - The Year the Town Woke Up" was an exhibit created by John Lofland, Professor Emeritus Sociology, and Jim
Becket, of the Davis Historical Society, for the UC Davis General Library in 2006.
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from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items
and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.