MAN OF MANY HONORS
Mayor of Cornell, Postmaster, Deputy Sheriff, Justice of Peace,
and a Few Other Things.
For the present Nathan Wise, founder and Mayor of the town of Cornell, in
the Santa Monica Mountains, fifty-three miles from Los Angeles and fifteen
miles from a railroad, will accept no more honors.
Wise, who is at the [?], is postmaster of Cornell, Deputy Sheriff, treasurer
of the Cornell [?] Improvement Association, justice of the peace and volunteer
fireman, and was Santa Claus at the Christmas tree entertainment. Recently
he was asked to become a member of the board of school trustees, but declined
Wise founded the town two years ago, immediately after an artesian well of
hot mineral water was struck on the property of the [Ramera?] Oil Company.
The settlement was named after Cornell University. It now has a population
of forty families.
I’ll continue to pursue this lead. I have yet to discover Nathan Wise’s connection to Cornell University that would inspire him to name the town for Cornell.
And while I have not performed an exhaustive search for all Cornell names on the planet there is a planet (ok, astroid) named for Cornell.