Citrus Roots Presenting

The Story

California’s Second Gold Rush
The Citrus Roots Gold Rush…Building Communities
California Second Gold Rush
1646 – ”THE GOLDEN APPLE”, HESPIRADES (Culture and The Golden Apple)

 

(Academicians consider this book on citrus to be the most scientifically precise botanical work of the seventeenth century Europe…)

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WILLIAM WOLFSKILL – THE FOUNDER OF CALIFORNIA’S CITRUS INDUSTRY:

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Read Part II Citrograph: March-April-2011

 

Wolfskill – Correction of property ownership.
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OTHERS WERE COMPELLED TO FOLLOW WOLFSKILL

 

Benito D. Wilson
M. H. Craft, F. K. Kimball
L. J. Rose
L. H. Titus
General George Stoneman
G. Frost
W. E. Sprott

Read Citrograph: May-June-2011

THE BOOM OF 1887

 

This boom marked the beginning of California’s second gold rush, the citrus gold rush. Because of the price war between the railroad companies, Santa Fe and Southern Pacific, prices dropped to the unheard of fares. Thousands upon thousands of people took advantage of this fare war in order to satisfy the fever to view California first hand. The landowners saw the opportunity of breaking up their large parcels to more affordable sized lots. The promoters were well schooled in taking advantage of the situation by creating an affect or frenzy through the scheduling of the wave of excursion trains. The Boom was on!

Read Citrograph: Jan-Feb-2012_compressed

CALIFORNIA CITRUS SPURRED COLONIZATION [The University of California came to the farmers by a donated Southern Pacific Co. train.]
Citrograph; Mar/Apr 2012 R. H. Barker

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CALIFORNIA CITRUS SPURRED COLONIZATION [In 1908 California Fruit Growers Exchange was the first to attempt a direct saturated marketing campaign regarding a consumer product, and was extremely successful, which added great wealth to its members.]

Read Citrograph: Jan-Feb-2013_compressed

CALIFORNIA SPURRED COLONIZATION – By 1919 from Butte County to the Mexican Border, the California Citrus Rush was exploding.

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G. HAROLD POWELL AND THE DEFEAT OF CIRUS DECAY 1904-1912

Read Citrograph: March-April-2010

A RELIGION OF COOPERATION AND THE ASCENDENCY OF THE CALIFORNIA FRUIT GROWERS EXCHANGE, 1905-1920

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SUNKIST” KNOW-HOW AT THE U. S. WAR FOOD ADMINISTRATION

Read 1917-1919 Citrograph: Sept-Oct-2010

RECAP: THE POWELL ERA IN CALIFORNIA CITRUS, 1904-1922

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THE BUILDING BOOM OF 1925-26 CAUSED A RELINQUISHMENT OF CITRUS ACREAGE.
CALIFORNIA CITRUS GROWERS ENJOYED EARLY LOVE AFFAIR WITH VEHICLES

Read Citrograph: Summer-2013

HOW IMPORTANT WAS CALIFORNIA’S CITRUS INDUSTRY? 1936…A LOOK BACK

 

The California citrus industry in 1936 was a $150 million dollar business, and continued to grow. A compelling story which you will want to read….

Read Citrograph: Winter-2014_compressed

HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CALIFORNIA CITRUS INDUSTRY

Citrus Labels

THE CITRUS LABEL ERA (1887 TO 1955)
ARTISTS OF THE ERA

Fruit Frost Warning Service | Protection

FRUIT FROST WARNING SERVICE

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THE SCHEU FAMILY

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THE ASSAULT AGAINST JACK FROST

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Other

A DIVIDED STATE…CONNECTED

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FIRST COMMERCIAL THREE-PHASE POWER PLANT…In 1893 World History Was Made Again ….Now Electric Motors Could Power Packinghouses
ELECTRICITY LIGHTS PACKINGHOUSE…World’s First Commercial Long-Distance High-Voltage Transmission of Electricity

Read Citrograph: May-June-2012_compressed

The indexes of California Citrograph Magazine covering the issues from November 1917 through October 1951

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  1. 1917
  2. 1918
  3. 1919
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  5. 1921
  6. 1922
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  9. 1925
  10. 1926
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  12. 1928
  13. 1929
  14. 1930
  15. 1931
  16. 1932
  17. 1933
  18. 1934
  19. 1935
  20. 1936
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  25. 1941
  26. 1942
  27. 1943
  28. 1944
  29. 1945
  30. 1946
  31. 1947
  32. 1948
  33. California Citrograph Index 35 1949 – Oct. 1950 (N/A)
  34. 1950