EDWIN S. BOYD.
Edwin S. Boyd, proprietor of the Boyd & Boyd dry cleaning establishment, located at No. 530 North Encina street,
Visalia, California, was born in Dresden, Ohio. He attended the public schools, worked in a printing office and
clerked in a drug store. Upon reaching manhood he went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was employed for seven
years as a traveling salesman by a house selling drugs and surgical instruments.
In 1905 Edwin S. Boyd came to California and was for a time in Long Beach, connected with the City Dye Works, where
he gained a thorough knowledge of the dry cleaning business. On October 6, 1910, he opened the Boyd & Boyd
dry cleaning works, which he still conducts, and in which he has been quite successful.
Mr. Boyd also owns a ranch of twenty acres in the Ivanhoe district of Tulare county. In 1920 he sunk wells for
irrigating purposes and put out a vineyard of ten acres. This vineyard is in what is known as the frontless belt
and when the vines were four years old he harvested sixty two tons of grapes. On the third picking one vine yielded
four and a fourth boxes of grapes, which netted him $7.00.
Mr. Boyd is a member of the Greene Fruit Packing Company and is an elder in the First Presbyterian church of Visalia.
During his residence of fourteen years in the city he has shown himself to be public spirited and always ready
to further any project for the general welfare of the community.
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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