Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sisson, Wallace & Company

From: "Richard Zack"

Canal construction in the late 1870's in Tulare County was done by the Sisson, Wallace Company. What were the first or Christian names of "Sisson" and "Wallace"? It appears that Sisson, Wallace & Company outright owned some of the land that was ultimately sold to one of the irrigation districts. In other words, to keep their railroad crews busy between railroad contracts, Sisson, Wallace & Co. actually bought abandoned canals, upgraded them and then sold them back to the irrigation companies. I need the construction company founders' names to match up with landowners to pursue that idea further.