Oak Glen and Los Rios Rancho

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The 500-acre Los Rios Rancho has operated through a greater century as the largest apple orchard in Southern California and the centerpiece of Oak Glen, the heart of a dozen orchards on the southern slopes of the San Bernardino Range about eight miles from Yucaipa. Los Rios Rancho is owned by the Wildlands Conservancy, a privately funded corporation headquartered at Oak Glen since 1996 that has purchased more than 750,000 California acres to preserve as natural landscapes for public benefit. The ranch is leased today to the Devon Riley family, which carries on in the tradition of the ranch's founder, H. L. Rivers. The Rivers family—la familia de los Rios—has been a fruit label name known throughout California grocery stores and roadside stands since before World War I. In this collection, more than 180 vintage photographs pay tribute to the Rivers, Wilshire, and other family orchards at Oak Glen over the years.
ISBN: 9780738546537
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author J. R. Sanders has written extensively on historical themes for magazines such as Wild West. Working largely with archives inherited by the Wildlands Conservancy, he has created this visual retrospective, which also draws on the archives of Devon Riley, the A. K. Smiley Library in Redlands, the Yucaipa Valley Historical Society, and other local organizations and individuals.
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