The place immortalized in the Creedence Clearwater Revival
" is Lodi, California
, a small town about 80 miles east of San Francisco
. Primarily a farming community, Lodi's biggest industry is the production of wine grapes
. Lodi was founded in 1869
and was originally called Mokelumne Station. No one knows how it came to be called Lodi, although one legend says it was named after a famous racehorse of that name.
In addition to its grape farms, Lodi is known as somewhat of a trucker town due to its proximity to Interstate 5. Lodi is also known for two annual events of regional prominence - its grape festival and its crane festival. Lodi has a population of about 60,000 and covers an area of 12 square miles.