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DEAR MR. DISNEY Letters to Mr. Disney about the Present State of Things by Leigh M. Fulghum, botanist

November Dear Mr. Disney: The Small World of Tropicana, North American Van Lines, and Industrial Cheese
October Dear Mr. Disney: The Small World of Pepsi, Coke, and Tropicana
September Dear Mr. Disney: What About the Price of Tomatoes?

Tropicana CSX Juice Train

Photo credit: Former Tropicana refrigerated box car, shortly after being donated to the Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum, Palmetto, Florida Source Author Date 11/01/2007 Author Harvey Henkelman

Max Sold North American Twice

Harriman Campaign Button

Formerly, "Xamer"

One Worldism


"In the 21st century, the Tropicana-CSX Juice Trains have been the focus of efficiency studies and have received awards. They are considered good examples of how modern rail transportation can compete successfully with trucking and other modes to carry perishable products."-Wikipedia

 

11/2/2008

Re: Changes Wrought in the Small Worlds of Transportation and Cheese

Dear Mr. Disney:

Not long ago I found myself driving along behind a Tropicana truck sporting a pepsified red, white, and blue mud flap, emblazoned with the word "Mickey."

Now you have it in a nutshell- the juice trains compete successfully with trucking just the same as coke and pepsi successfully compete as bone-dissolving beverages with healthful orange juice. Oh, please! Even before they came out of the closet, railroads, trucking and the animal feed business were all united through their paint, varnish and soy subsidiaries, which has brought me to the somewhat repugnant topic of industrial cheese sold to humans.

In this letter, we are back in the "8" years again, and especially 1978, the founding of Shamrock Holdings, when

Rossi sold Tropicana to Beatrice Foods,

Beatrice Foods Canada Ltd. founded in 1969 (when Pepsico bought out NAVL via grandfather's cousin Max) divested itself from its parent firm Beatrice Foods and was thus preserved from the later "buy-out,"

Tomato wages in Florida were frozen

along with

COUNTY LINE CHEESE CO INC : 194172-066 Creation : 11/9/1949 Inactive: 1/1/1978 (11/2/1949- execution of great-grandfather's Will)

(NAVL) U S HIGHWAY 30 FARMS INC : 194396-066 Creation: 11/21/1963 Inactive : 1/1/1978

FORT WAYNE BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTORS INC : 194514-098 Creation : 2/1/1967 Inactive : 1/1/1978

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to be continued

The "8" Years

1818
Brown Brothers Harriman

1828
John LaBatt Co

1848
Central Mining Co., Flemington, NJ; stock later worthless

California became U.S. Territory; Mexican Cession

1858
Bank of Pennsylvania; later stock worthless Lake Erie, Wabash & St. Louis RR foreclosed

1868
Corporation of Foreign Bond Holders founded

Amex predecessor

American Steel Company

National Oil

10/10/1868 First mortgage of the South Carolina Railroad

1878
7/5/1878 Second mortgage of the South Carolina Railroad foreclosed

1888
American Amusement Syndicate formed;
American Fruit and Cattle Co formed;
American Steamship Co formed

;Central Missouri RR Co stock issued

Cinncinnati, Wheeling, and New York RR in receivership

THE FLEMING MANUFACTURING COMPANY: 3/13/1888 Dissolve: 9/30/1899 State : MO Expiration : 3/13/1938

JACKSONVILLE AND ST.AUGUSTINE SHORT LINE RAILWAY COMPANY 05/03/1888 : 12/31/1963

1898
In New Bern, North Carolina, Caleb D. Bradham, pharmacist, created Pepsi Cola.

"representatives of the Standard Oil Company will probably enter the Directory of the American Cotton Oil Company. There are Intimations that the Messrs. Rockefeller, Mr. Rogers, and Mr. Flagler have acquired such an Important Interest In the securities of the Cotton Oil"

North American Rubber Co diss; Chicago Sugar Refining Co diss;Gulf Stream Florida Land Company diss

Monterey and Santa Catalina RR stock wiped out by foreclosure

CENTRAL BOND COMPANY : Creation : 12/24/1898 Inactive : 1/1/1970

12/24/1898 Death of Randal Trevor McDonald, Fort Wayne benefactor and president of Jenney Electric Company

1908
Fort Wayne Board of Realtors organized;

The Realty Trust Company of Atlanta organized with Asa G. Candler; (Cocoa-Cola) GRANDMOTHER'S UNCLE WORKED AS AUDITOR FOR ASA CANDLER WHEN SHE MET GRANDFATHER around 1928

Seaboard Air Line Atlanta-Birmingham 1st Mtg. 4% 30 yr gold bonds, Standard Trust Company, Bank of Scotland, agent

Scottish Ameican Investment Trust SAINT Robert FLEMING: Denver and Rio Grande and Rio Grande Western consolidated

1918
bonds of Third Liberty Loan; 6/11/1918

PUBLIX SHIRT CORPORATION Current Name: GATESHIRT DEVELOPMENT CORP. : NEW YORK : ACTIVE

The First Joint Stock Land Bank of Fort Wayne, affiliate of (Fort Wayne) Old National Bank chartered

Hertz founded

Pennsylvania Company lease reassigned to the Pennsy RR 50 years

11/18/1918 German Revolution

1928
Distillers Co. Ltd. (Seagram)

Lincoln Trust Company merged into Lincoln National Bank,

Pepsi Cola General Bottlers incorporated as Bancamercia, investment arm of Bank of America

North American Funding inc to enable Morris Plan Banks to make amortized first mortgage loans for the building or purchase of small homes.

3/20/1928 PUBLIX CHAIN STORES, INC. NEW YORK : INACTIVE

CALIFORNIA COFFEE COMPANY d: 6/18/1928 suspended JERGINS TRUST BLDG LONG BCH, CA 90802

1938
SEVEN UP BOTTLING COMPANY OF LOS ANGELES, INC. Filed: 1/26/1938 Status: merged out

3/11/1938 German occupation of Austria

UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION OF DELAWARE C0175198 Filed: 4/7/1938 Status: merged

QUAKER STATE OIL COMPANY Filed 07/15/1938 State FL DISSOLVED 05/10/1950

ROYAL CROWN BOTTLING COMPANY Filed 08/12/1938 State FL VOLUNTARY DISSOLUTION Event Date Filed 08/17/1943 1235 SAN MARCO BLVD, Jacksonville

September: Loft, Inc. acquired Pepsi

GRANDFATHER: 9/19/1938 THE SUBURBAN BUILDING COMPANY OF FORT WAYNE INDIANA INC C.Frank Kryder President; Frank H. Kryder Sec-Treas Room 225 Standard Building

FLORIDA TUNG TREE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY INC Number 136479 Filed 09/19/1938 DISSOLVED 06/01/1943

BUENA VISTA LUMBER COMPANY 136511 Filed 09/26/1938 DISSOLUTION 10/21/1940

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY Number: C0177145 Filed: 9/29/1938 500 S BUENA VISTA ST BURBANK, CA 91521 Agent DORIS A SMITH 500 S BUENA VISTA ST BURBANK, CA 91521

9/29/1938 The Munich Agreemeent

CALIFORNIA CITRUS GROWERS LEAGUE Number: C0177365 Date Filed: 10/20/1938

pepsi/navl COUSIN MAX: NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY 3 COMMERCIAL PL NORFOLK, VA 23510 ACTIVE 10/20/1938

BUENA VISTA AMUSEMENT COMPANY Entity No. 48645 Pennsylvania AMENDMENT 12/29/1938 01/01/1915 ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

Seaboard Air Line Atlanta-Birmingham 1st Mtg. 4% 30 yr gold bonds, Standard Trust Company, Bank of Scotland, agent (1908-1938)

Bonds of Monterey & Mexican Gulf RR Co had been foreclosed- Central Trust Co guarantee forged

1948
GREAT-GRANDFATHER'S MISSING HOLC BONDS; option to holders of 1944 HOLC etc. bonds to convert to Treasury Bonds series 1956-1959, 1965-1976,

Treasury Notes of 1948

AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENTS, INC. Number: C0225156 Filed: 2/27/1948

CITRUS BROKERAGE CORPORATION Number: C0226094 Filed: 3/29/1948 Jurisdiction: California

CANADA DRY BOTTLING CORPORATION OF FRESNO COUNTY Number: C0226394 Date Filed: 4/6/1948

ARTHUR GUINNESS SON & CO. BREWING CORPORATION Filed: 5/1/1948 Status: surrender: NEW YORK

CAL-FLO ORANGE JUICE CORPORATION Number: C0230191 Date Filed: 8/26/1948 Status: suspended Jurisdiction: California

AGRICULTURAL EXCHANGE CORPORATION Filed: 9/11/1948 465 CALIFORNIA ST RM 600 SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104

VERNOR'S GINGER ALE BOTTLING COMPANY OF SAN BERNARDINO, INC. Number: C0232061 Date Filed: 11/12/1948

1958
1/2/1953 Farm Loan Bonds due

AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY Filed: 2/17/1958 Jurisdiction: California

3/22/1958 Shamrock Oil

5/1/1958 SOUTH CAROLINA WINN-DIXIE INC 05/31/1958 : 07/16/1965

ALLIED DAIRY PRODUCTS CORP. Number: C0355312 Date Filed: 6/2/1958 Jurisdiction: California

SUNLAND EGG FARMS, INC. Number: C0355494 Date Filed: 6/4/1958 : California

SHAMROCK CORPORATION OF KENT : 194276-011 Creation : 10/16/1958 Inactive : 1/1/1970

ARDC CORPORATIO WALT DISNEY WORLD CO. 1675 BUENA VISTA DR., SUITE 535 LAKE BUENA VISTA FL 32830 Filed 10/23/1958

PUBLIX INVESTMENT CORP 216627 Filed 10/25/1958 State FL DISSOLVED 06/28/1965

1/1/1954 Farm Loan Bonds due 11/1/1958

CENTRAL VALLEY CITRUS & PACKING CO. Filed: 12/15/1958 Status: merged out Jurisdiction: California

PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF MERCED-MODESTO Filed: 12/23/1958

NATIONAL DRINKS BOTTLING CO., INC. Filed: 12/30/1958 Status: merged out Jurisdiction: California Address PO BOX 1778 ATLANTA, GA 30301

1968
Spedco, Leasco, Pepsico, Dereco

Ownership of the Federal National Mortgage Association by the U.S. Treasury ended; stock changed from $100 to no par

Max sold North American Van Lines to Pepsico

CANNERS FOR COCA-COLA BOTTLERS, INC. Number: C0538335 Date Filed: 1/2/1968 Jurisdiction: GEORGIA

LINCOLN NATIONAL CORPORATION: PO BOX 7869, 1300 SOUTH CLINTON STREET, FORT WAYNE, IN 46801 Creation Date: 1/5/1968

Sole proprietorship of Krupp Steel ended 3/1/1968

SURVIVOR SEVEN UP BOTTLING COMPANY OF SAN DIEGO, INC Filed: 3/4/1968

FLEMING PIERS ASSOCIATES INC : PO BOX 604, COLUMBUS, IN 47202 :4/3/1968

TROPICANA OF CALIFORNIA Number: C0544138 Date Filed: 4/16/1968

AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SYSTEM INC. Filed: 4/30/1968 Jurisdiction: California

CALIFORNIA TOMATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE Filed: 7/23/1968 8650 LONE TREE RD ESCALON, CA 95320

FLEMING FOODS WEST, INC.Filed: 8/1/1968 Status: merged out Jurisdiction: California

TASA/FLEMING 9/30/1968

Pennsylvania RR lease transferred to Penn Central Transportation

ASSOCIATED DAIRY PRODUCTS OF CALIFORNIA, INC. Number: C0559356 Date Filed: 12/23/1968

1978
Shamrock Holdings founded to invest large family trusts, including Disney family holdings

Rossi sold Tropicana to Beatrice Foods

Beatrice Foods Canada Ltd. founded in 1969 divested from parent firm Beatrice Foods

Tomato wages frozen

COUNTY LINE CHEESE CO INC : 194172-066 Creation : 11/9/1949 Inactive: 1/1/1978 (11/2/1949- execution of great-grandfather's Will)

(NAVL) U S HIGHWAY 30 FARMS INC : 194396-066 Creation: 11/21/1963 Inactive : 1/1/1978

FORT WAYNE BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTORS INC : 194514-098 Creation : 2/1/1967 Inactive : 1/1/1978

(Seven-Up) SEVCO BEVERAGES, INC. Filed 01/06/1978 State MO WITHDRAWAL 09/28/1988 P.O. BOX 655086 DALLAS TX 75265

ASSOCIATED DAIRY PRODUCTS, INC. Number: C0838475 Date Filed: 2/7/1978 P O BOX 657 SUTTER CREEK, CA 95685

TROPICANA PRODUCTS, INC. Filed 04/17/1978 State FL MERGED 12/31/1984

AMERICAN NATIONAL BANCORP INC Creation Date: 9/11/1978 Inactive Date: 12/31/1987

(Milk) MACARTHUR CORP. Filed 10/20/1978 State FL VOLUNTARY DISSOLUTION 12/13/1999 E

(Ketchup) HEINZ LOHMANN GMBH Number: C0876595 Date Filed: 10/30/1978

ALLIED COMMODITIES XCHANGE, INC. : 11/29/1978 P O BOX 5817 BAKERSFIELD, CA 93308

1988

01/01/1988 Fort Wayne National Bank acquired Fort Wayne National Bank Realty

Seagram bought Tropicana for $1.2 billion

1/08/1988 failed The North American Bank 201 North First Avenue Phoenix,AZ 85002 FDIC Certificate #: 23931 Established: 8/2/1982

BEAR STEARNS REAL ESTATE GROUP INC.: 245 Park Ave., NEW YORK, NY 10067 : 1988012123 Date: 1/19/1988

(=ReMax) XAMER, INC. 02/01/1988 KUTZTOWN RD,P O BOX 800 MAXATAWNY Pennsylvania USA 19538 County Berks Purpose BROAD-REAL ESTATE SALES & MANAGEMENT

PEPSICO, INC. : 700 ANDERSON HILL ROAD , PURCHASE, NY 10577 Creation : 02/15/1988 Original Date: 11/13/1966 Original State: NC : Date 02/15/1988

FRITO-LAY, TEXAS, INC. Number: C1612258 Date Filed: 4/26/1988 Address 700 ANDERSON HILL RD PURCHASE, NY 10577

NORTH AMERICAN MORTGAGE COMPANY : GENERAL MORTGAGE SERVICE COMPANY: , HOUSTON, TX 77042: : 3/18/1988: 12/30/1991 Original Creation : 12/4/1968 State: AK

GRANDFATHER'S AND GREAT-GRANDFATHER'S FORMER OFFICES/ANTHONY WAYNE BANK BOOKKEEPING DEPARTMENT HERE IN BARRETT & MCNAGNY OFFICE 8/16/1988 ELEKTRON LEASING COMPANY: 215 E Berry St , FT WAYNE, IN 46802 : 8/16/1988 : 7/14/2000

AGRICULTURE COMMODITIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. Filed: 8/26/1988 **643 SO. OLIVE STREET, STE 430 LOS ANGELES, CA 90014; UNION PACIFIC MOTOR FREIGHT COMPANY: : 210 N. 13th St. Rm 1012, ST. LOUIS, MO 63103 : Creation : 9/22/1988 Inactive : 8/21/2000 Original Creation : 8/26/1988

9/2/1988 NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEMS, INC

THE SEVEN-UP COMPANY Filed 09/28/1988 WITHDRAWAL 07/28/1993 P.O. BOX 655086 DALLAS TX 75265-5086

11/5/1988 Satisfaction of $200,000,000 ACL RR mtg to United States Trust Bank of NY, dated 3/1/1950

12/1988 Failed Silverado Banking Savings and Loan, Neil Bush director.

Washington Mutual Bank 2273 North Green Valley Parkway Henderson,NV 89014 FDIC Certificate #: 32633 Date Established: 12/27/1988

AG INDUSTRIAL LOAN COMPANY : 601 N.W. SECOND STREET , EVANSVILLE, IN 47708 : 1989010503 Status: Merged Creation: 12/27/1988 Inactive : 4/21/1995 Original Creation Date: 1/29/1982 Original Creation State: WA

1998
Norfolk Southern sold NAVL to Clayton, Dubilier,& Rice;

3/30/1998 NA Acquisition Corporation merged into North American Van Lines, Inc

ENRON ENERGY SERVICES CAPITAL CORP. Number: C2104209 Date Filed: 3/31/1998 1650 HIGHWAY 6, SUITE 100 SUGAR LAND, TX 77478

GOLDMAN SACHS COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE CAPITAL, L.P. Filed 06/26/1998

SHAMROCK ESTATE LIQUIDATORS, INC.: , , IN : Creation : 7/5/1994 Inactive Date: 5/18/1998

7/20/1998 Seagram Co. sold Tropicana to Pepsico

(Robert Fleming, SAINT) THE DENVER AND RIO GRANDE WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY Filing 8/31/1998

9/1/1998 Norfolk Western merged into Norfolk Southern

INDYMAC ABS, INC. Filed: 9/3/1998 Status: active 888 E WALNUT ST PASADENA, CA 91101

Barnett Bank, National Association 50 North Laura Street Jacksonville,FL 5/7/1877 Inactive as of: October 8, 1998

KRUPP POLYSIUS CORP. Number: C2122955 Date Filed: 10/13/1998 Status: forfeited Jurisdiction: DELAWARE Address 180 INTERSTATE N STE 500 ATLANTA, GA 30039

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CITRUS EXCHANGE Number: C2097175 Date Filed: 11/30/1998

BERGHOFF ENTERPRISES, INC.: 5212 Graceland Ave., INDPLS, IN 46204 : 1998122098 Status: Active : 12/28/1998

2008
BUSCH GARDENS INVESTMENTS, L.L.C. Filed 02/18/2008 State MI ACTIVE 411 WASHINGTON AVE. MIAMI BEACH FL 33140

UNITED STATES CHEMICAL CHEESE, LLC : 140 W 57TH ST, STE 8B, NEW YORK, NY 10019 : 2008041100273 Status: Active Creation : 4/11/2008 : Original Creation Date: 7/28/2003

BUSCH PHARMACY, LLC. Filed 06/04/2008 State FL Status ACTIVE 06/04/2008 4210 HARBOR LAKE DR LUTZ FL 33558

7/11/2008 Indymac failed

7/13/2008 Anheuser Busch sold to InBev

oops! then FreddieMac and FannieMae

failed Washington Mutual Bank 2273 North Green Valley Parkway Henderson,NV 89014 FDIC Certificate #: 32633 Date Established: 12/27/1988

2018
Bonds of the Denver & Rio Grande RR mature

THE AMERICAN NATIONAL COMPANY JOHN P. SHERRY 210 W. PARK AVE OKC, OK 73102 Effective Date: 11/18/2018

2028

UNION SECURITIES COMPANY Agent: C. A. VOSE 1ST NATL BANK & TRUST CO OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Effective: 1/9/2028 OKLAHOMA STAR GAS COMPANY Effective Date: 9/4/2028

2068
NORTH AMERICAN CREDIT SERVICES, INC. 10600 MASTIN OVERLAND PARK, KS 66212 [04/05/1968] Expiration [04/05/2068

Addenda

Leveraged buy-out of Beatrice Foods by "Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (commonly referred to as KKR) is a New York City-based private equity firm that focuses primarily on late-stage leveraged buyouts. It was founded in 1976 by Jerome Kohlberg, Jr., and cousins Henry Kravis and George R. Roberts, all of whom had previously worked together at Bear Stearns." Wiki


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