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Unformatted text preview: ers for their chickens, cattle, and hogs. During Sunday services at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Carl spotted
an attractive young woman named Margaret Heinz sitting in a nearby pew. He later asked her out for ice cream, and the two began dating.
Carl became a frequent visitor to the Heinz farm on North Palm Street. It had ten acres of orange trees and a Spanish-style house where
Margaret, her parents, her seven brothers, and her seven sisters lived. The place seemed magical. In the social hierarchy of California’s
farmers, orange growers stood at the very top; their homes were set amid fragrant evergreen trees that produced a lucrative income. As a
young boy in Ohio, Carl had been thrilled on Christmas mornings to receive a single orange as a gift from Santa. Now oranges seemed to be
Margaret worked as a secretary at a law firm downtown. From her office window on the fourth floor, she could watch Carl grinding feed
outside his uncle’s store. After briefly returning to Ohio, Carl went to work for the Armstrong Bakery in Los Angeles. The job soon paid $24 a
week, $6 more than he’d earned at...
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- Spring '08