Aug 22 2011
Tulare County is a place of superlatives. Sadly, we rank highest in the nation in being fat, uneducated, diabetic, poor; we make more teenage moms, have terrible unemployment and the dirtiest air. Ready to run away screaming yet? I don’t know all the specific statistics, only that we are either the “best” at those terrible things or close to it.
That’s the bad news. Perhaps it isn’t all that bad if it prevents our population from booming like that of Orange County, but that is a stretch of “glass half full” thinking.
The good news is that we have the largest trees (Sequoia Gigantea), the oldest trees (valley oaks), highest point (Mt. Whitney), smallest operating Post Office (don’t worry, we have normal sized ones too!), produce more dairy than Wisconsin, we produce prodigious amounts of citrus and we feed the world. No kidding! Tulare County, my home.
Worth It!, oil, sold
Sold (yes, I know this isn’t a Valley Oak, but I haven’t painted one of those yet!)
Kaweah Post Office, sold, another one on the easel, stay tuned!