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Roland and Ramona finished construction of their estate, Del Dios Ranch, on the grounds where their only child, Doug, had dove-hunted with his father since the early '50s. The 8,100 square foot house was built from Petaluma redwood and included radiant-heated marble floors, New Orleans tempered glass, a tennis court, 40 acres of Valencia oranges, and a 6-stall equestrian barn.


Elixir Industries was listed on the New York and Pacific Stock Exchanges. At the time it went public, Elixir had 34 divisions in 26 states.


Elixir grew into a full-service nationwide travel trailer and mobile home supply house, opening manufacturing and warehouse facilities in California, Idaho, Georgia, Indiana, Oregon, and Texas. In 1969, all the affiliate companies were organized into Elixir Industries.


Roland started other companies, including Bay Cities Paint Shop, which manufactured doors for RVs and manufactured homes, and Spraymatic Corporation, which specialized in painting metal sheets used on travel trailers, motor homes and mobile homes.


Roland started Elixir Paint & Lacquer Company in a tiny 600-square-foot building in East Los Angeles. After buying surplus government equipment at auction, he began manufacturing paints and lacquers for trailers and manufactured homes.


The high school sweethearts married and set out to start a new life together. They ended up in Inglewood, California, where Roland's brother, Ray, gave him a sales job at a local paint shop. A natural salesman, Roland began painting buildings seven days a week and saved up enough money to buy a truck.


Alice Ramona Blysted was born in Boulder, Colorado


Roland Sahm was born in Boulder, Colorado

Introducing the Sahm Marine Education Center

A leader in hands-on education in Orange County for more than forty years, Ocean Institute will introduce shark education to its inventory of popular school and public programs in order to enrich the lives of more children as a result of a $1 million grant from the Sahm Family Foundation.