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February 16, 1897. The Palermo Land and Water Company's gamble paid off. Its orange groves had attracted settlers, the railroad, and Wells Fargo. In 1890, Clarence H. Peters began representing the Wells Fargo in this Butte County town of 500. During his 18 years as express agent, he also represented the railroad, telegraph, and post office. The beauty of the land moved Peters to song--in particular, "When It's Orange Blossom Time in Sweet Palermo:"

There's a fragrance fills the air, You can smell it ev'ry where
When It's Orange Blossom Time in Sweet Palermo.
The mocking bird's song thrills, As his nightly lay he trills,
When It's Orange Blossom Time in Sweet Palermo.

Dispensing with the chorus, the next verse begins:

Then the honey seeking bees, Court the fragrant orange trees,
When It's Orange Blossom Time in Sweet Palermo.
'Neath the trees in pale moonlight, Lovers meet, their troth to plight,
When It's Orange Blossom Time In Sweet Palermo.

After sampling Peters' creation, the conclusion is inescapable that Wells Fargo agents were multi-faceted.

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