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Quotation by for the State of California
If, as they say, God spanked the town
For being over-frisky,
Why did He burn all the churches down
And spare Hotaling's Whiskey?
For the State of California, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). California: A Guide to the Golden State (The WPA Guide to California), p. 284, Hastings House (1939).
Popular ditty (by Charles K. Field) commenting on the survival by a local distillery of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
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