Olives in California's Gold Country

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The history of the olive in the Gold Country of Northern California is a story of the Spanish in the New World, of the Gold Rush, of immigrants from Italy and other Mediterranean countries, of bold pioneers, enterprising farmers and scientists, and of businessmen and businesswomen. Focusing on Calaveras County in the south and Placer County in the north, but also exploring the olive throughout most of Northern California, including olive havens such as Corning and Oroville, that story is told within these pages through rare and fascinating photographs. For those who wish to explore the olive in Northern California, whether its history, industry or technology, this volume provides both an appetizer and a satisfying entrée. As love of the olive grows, for the first time a book tells the tale of the olive tree, the king of trees, in the Mother Lode of California.
ISBN: 9781467131667
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 190
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Historian Salvatore Manna and olive company owner and aficionado Terry Beaudoin mined the archives of historical societies throughout the Gold Country as well as never-before-published family collections for an unprecedented presentation of the most significant and revealing photographs related to the past and the present of the area's olive culture.
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