Cartoon, “I’ll Save Those Trees,” 1930

This cartoon depicts the central conflict of the 1930 council election, the choice to rezone El Camino Real as a business district or preserve the historic trees planted there. It shows incumbent Allan Hunt leading a slate of candidates to “save those trees.” The source of this cartoon is not known, but is likely the Burlingame Advance-Star. Judging from the caption, it likely ran after the election, from which Hunt and the pre-trees candidates emerged victorious. The clipping is included in the scrapbook of former mayor Hunt.

Title: “I’ll Save Those Trees”: A. F. Hunt Is Elected Councilman of Burlingame on Unique Platform
Date: 1930
Accession no.: (included in) 10-416 SCRAPBOOKS