AMOS T. BOONE.
In a list of Tulare county boosters the name of Amos T. Boone would stand near the head. And what is better, he
believes that actions speak louder than words; that deeds are more important than mere talk. He was born in Kansas
City, Missouri, September 18, 1883, and after attending the public schools he learned the carpenter's trade, at
which he worked for several years. He made his first visit to California in 1900 and worked on the Times building
in Los Angeles. The following year he went to Trinidad, Colorado, where he was employed in building operations
In 1922 Mr. Boone came to Visalia, California, where he began the manufacture of cottage and pimento cheese for
the Castle Products Company of Los Angeles. The officers of this company are: W. J. Llewellyn, president; Amos
T. Boone, vice president; J. H. Hamilton, secretary. The Visalia plant utilizes the skimmed milk from the Dairymen's
Cooperative Creamery and manufactures from six thousand five hundred to seven thousand pounds of cheese daily.
Prior to the establishment of this business the skimmed milk was regarded as so much waste by the creamery people.
This is just an example of Mr. Boone's idea of doing good for a community - taking a waste product and turning
it into an article of commercial value. The cheese made by the Castle Products Company is sold at wholesale only
and since the business was established by Mr. Boone it is safe to say that no industry in Visalia has done more
to advertise the city as an important business center.
Mr. Boone married Jennie Strickland, a native of Missouri, and they have three children: Erwin D., Helen A. and
Roland A. Mr. Boone is a republican in politics and his religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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