Finding captive residents* in Industry

Reading up on Industry, with dreams of the NFL floating through my head, I came across a Wall Street Journal article from June 9, 1960 about small communities, especially dairy farmers, who were incorporating to protect themselves.
“…And two years ago, when a group wanting to carve a factory community out of the county had trouble getting the necessary 500 signatures, they visited the local mental institution, got enough inmates to sign their petitions and thus formed the City of Industry. A new law now requires such petitions be signed by qualified voters.”
* UPDATE:Frank Girardot found another article on this, on the city’s own Web site, albeit a Tribune story: ” “Industry’s” Incorporation came after a Superior Court decision denied a protest supported by residents in neighboring cities that 173 mental patients in a private santarium shouldn’t be counted as inhabitants, giving proponents the nneccessary 500 population needed to incorporate.”

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3 Responses to Finding captive residents* in Industry

  1. gary says:

    That explains a lot.

  2. William says:

    That’s ancient history, why not print news such as why the mayor automatically says concerning an NFL stadium is fine with him as long as as Mr. Roski is for it….I thought mayors were suppose to weigh such things and then vote on them with the council

  3. William says:

    That’s ancient history, why not print news such as why the mayor automatically says concerning an NFL stadium is fine with him as long as as Mr. Roski is for it….I thought mayors were suppose to weigh such things and then vote on them with the council

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