Brocato Left Legacy of Fruit to Pacific - Significant Moment in Local History

Apr 22, 2019 263

BY: Pauline Masson

Joseph Brocato died in 1946, but his legacy is part of a history and genealogy society campaign to record significant moments in local history. Brocato’s moment came in 1914, at the height of the golden age of railroading, when he introduced local farm families to something new and, at that time, wondrous. He was already 38 and the father of four.

From 1857 to 1914, Pacific was a rural railroad boom town of stock pens, timber yards, gravel bars and a lively main street of shops filled with goods of every kind thanks to a steady stream of traveling salesmen who arrived on the 50 or more trains a day.


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