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LC Jacobson

<p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal"><em>Photo features L.C. Jacobson and Department Chair, Dinsmoor Webb as they log in Jacobson&rsquo;s donations to the department cellar.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal">L.C. Jacobson teamed up with Del Webb in 1938.<span> </span>The two ex-carpenters took on jobs nobody else had tried and quickly gained a reputation for building them well and finishing them fast.<span> </span>The two ended up completing the construction on &ldquo;Bugsy&rdquo; Siegel&rsquo;s Flamenco Hotel in Las Vegas.<span> </span>Jacobson served as the president of Del Webb Corporation from 1962 to 1966, and it was Jacobson who put their corporation into the gambling business. A 1965 interview in Fortune Magazine quotes Jacobson as enjoying shooting dice and then deciding that it was time to get some of his money back!</p> <p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal">Upon Jacobson&rsquo;s retirement from Del Webb, he embarked on developing Pinetop Lakes in Arizona.<span> </span>It was a goal of his to satisfy recreational needs of the public while protecting the environment.<span> </span>He built the golf course on 500 acres that had been destroyed by fire and utilized contouring and landscaping to improve the watershed capability of the land.</p> <p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal">In 1979, Jacobson contacted V&amp;E Department Chair, A. Dinsmoor Webb with his gift of over 300 cases of wine.<span> </span>The wine was from Jacobson&rsquo;s personal collection.<span> </span>The Jacobson Cellar in the department winery is named in honor of this colorful wine connoisseur.</p> <p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal"><em>&ldquo;When my plans for the use and disposition of my wines changed during the past year,&rdquo; he explains, &ldquo;I began a search for an institution that would appreciate them and assure me that they would be put to their highest and best use.<span> </span>The University of California at Davis was selected because of its outstanding viticulture and enology department&rdquo; L.C. Jacobson.</em></p>