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      Among the successful merchants of Weed, Siskiyou County, whose prosperity is the outcome of persistent and well directed effort, is J. A. Musolino, who conducts an extensive grocery and meat business.  He was born in Italy on the 29th of November, 1890, and is a son of Pasquale and Mary (Zappia) Musolino, who still live on their home farm in that country.  J. A. Musolino was educated in the schools of his native land and was reared at home until the age of seventeen years, when he came to America.  Landing at the port of New York, he proceeded to Montreal, Canada, where he remained for three months.  Going from there to the state of Washington, and thence to Oregon, he was in the employ of the Southern Pacific Railroad for about six months.  In 1908 he came to Weed and for six or seven years was employed in the Weed Lumber Company’s box factory.  He then went to Sunnyside, Utah, where he was employed to conduct a bakery for three years, after which he located in Delta, near Redding, Shasta County, California, where he engaged in ranching for one year.  He again came to Weed and for three years was employed in the sawmill of the Weed Lumber Company after which he took a sixteen months’ trip to Europe, visiting his parents in Italy.  On his return to this country, he remained in New York City for a short time, then again located in Weed.  Soon afterward he went to Merced Falls, where for three months he worked in a box factory.  At the end of that time he returned to Weed and opened a meat shop.  This proving a successful venture, he later added a grocery department and continuous prosperity has attended his efforts here in the mercantile line.  His meats, groceries and vegetables are strictly fresh, are kept under the best sanitary conditions, and are served to his patrons courteously and with constant thought of giving them full value and entire satisfaction.  He maintains a delivery and employs two or three persons constantly.  In his store, which is located on the main highway, he carries a stock valued at about four thousand dollars, which is turned over many times in the course of a year.

      Politically, Mr. Musolino gives his support to the Democratic Party and has shown an active interest in matters relating to the public welfare.  He is a member of the Sons of Italy, the Foresters of America, the Loyal Order of Moose at Weed and the United Ancient Order of Druids.  He does not aspire to public office, but is content to live up to the highest ideals of good citizenship, be fair and honorable in all his relations with his fellowmen and thus enjoy their respect and confidence.




Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Pages 213-214. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

© 2010  Gerald Iaquinta.



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